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Pepper spray assault leads to charges for Guelph woman

Victim and attacker know one another, say police
Guelph Police
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A Sunday night pepper spray incident has resulted in several charges for a Guelph woman.

Two males were standing outside an apartment building in the area of Woolwich Street and Speedvale Avenue West at about 10:30 p.m. when a woman approached and sprayed one of them in the face, explains a Guelph Police Service news release.

The victim and attacker know one another.

The second male suffered minor exposure to the spray, causing eye and skin irritation. He sought medical treatment at hospital.

However, the original victim declined medical treatment and wouldn’t provide a statement to police, the release notes.

While speaking with police, that male showed signs of being pepper sprayed – red and swollen face, swollen eyes and a runny nose.

Through investigation, police identified a suspect and, on Thursday, a 31-year-old Guelph woman turned herself in to police. She’s been charged with administering a noxious substance and two counts of assault with a weapon, as well as breach of probation.