Incapacitant spray lost
25 June 2012
Suffolk Police is issuing a warning that an officer’s
incapacitant spray (also known as pava) has been lost in the
Newmarket area and if found should be handed into the police
The spray canister, which is held in a black plaster holster,
became detached from the officer’s utility belt whilst he was on
The canister is described as grey in colour with a black top and
red flip up lid. There is a red line around the top and the wording
Captor Advanced Incapacitant for Police Use Only on the side. There
are also instructions on the canister to hand it in to the local
police station if found.
A thorough search of the area the officer patrolled on the night
of Friday 22nd June has been carried out but the spray has not yet
It is understood the officer patrolled in the areas of:
- Oaks Drive, Wooditton Road and The Avenue;
- Just leaving the July racecourse where it enters the Heath
- Depot Road, outside the recycling centre; and
- Sackville Road.
Police are warning that if sprayed, the incapacitant can cause
serious irritation to the eyes and throat.
Police are asking anyone who finds the canister to either
contact the police on 101 and arrangements will be made to collect
the spray or hand it in to your local police station.
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