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Unknown substance sprayed at Lisburn Court

Lisburn Court.

Lisburn Court.

A Lisburn court was cleared on Thursday after it was suspected a canister of pepper spray had been released.

The Magistrate Court proceedings were adjourned for a time on Thursday morning after a substance caused dozens of people to suffer coughing fits.

Police officers told those present that they believed a canister of pepper spray had been released.

The court was evacuated and proceedings moved to another room in the building.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Courts Service said: “Court business was temporarily adjourned for a short period of time following the apparent release of a spray inside courtroom one of Lisburn courthouse.

“An investigation has now commenced into the cause of action.”

 

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