Man arrested and Stevenage pub closed after substance sprayed on glasses

Wetherspoon's Standing Order in Stevenage High Street was temporarily closed last night.

Wetherspoon's Standing Order in Stevenage High Street was temporarily closed last night. - Credit: Archant

A man was arrested and a pub in Stevenage Old Town closed last night after a substance was sprayed on to glasses.

Police were called to the Wetherspoon Standing Order pub in Stevenage High Street just before 8pm to reports a substance had been sprayed on glasses, causing some customers’ eyes to run and resulting in coughing.

The pub was temporarily shut and a 25-year-old man was arrested by officers, before being released without charge after it was established the substance was a chilli spray.