Shrewsbury man charged with Market Drayton ammonia attack

By Dominic Robertson | Market Drayton | Crime | Published:

A Shrewsbury man has been charged over an alleged ammonia attack in Market Drayton.

Police have confirmed that 30-year-old Samuel Butters, of Rutland, Shrewsbury, has been charged with GBH over the incident.

He was scheduled to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates Court today.

A 35-year-old man, was said to have been attacked in Shropshire Street in Market Drayton at around 3.30pm on Friday.

An ambulance took the man to Royal Stoke Hospital for treatment, where he remains.

Police are also appealing for any further witnesses to the incident.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "A man has been charged after a man was assaulted with a noxious substance in Market Drayton.

"The incident happened in Shropshire Street on Friday afternoon.

"The victim, a 35-year-old man, suffered discomfort and is receiving hospital treatment.


"Samuel Butters, 30, of Rutland in Shrewsbury has been charged with GBH and is due to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court."

The fire service had also attended the incident, confirming they had responded to reports of a person being attacked with ammonia.

Several fire crews, a hazardous materials expert and at least five police cars attended the scene, and Shropshire Street and nearby alleyways were cordoned off.

Any witnesses to the incident, which happened around 3.30pm, should ring West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 413s110119.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at


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