Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a report of an assault in the Church Street area of Coleraine town centre.

Inspector Craig said: “At approximately 2.20pm on Wednesday, 2nd August it was reported a man entered a commercial premises in the area and purchased a bottle of bleach.

“Upon exiting the premises he poured the contents of the bleach bottle over a man, aged in his 20s, who was in the nearby area. First aid was provided to the man at the scene, thankfully, hospital treatment was not required.

“Officers attended and arrested a 68-year-old man on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, using corrosive with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and attempted grievous bodily harm with intent.

“He remains in custody at this time, assisting officers with their enquiries. 

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened or has any information that could help with our investigation to contact us on 101, quoting reference 982 of 02/08/23.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/