Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a boy has been sentenced for spraying a noxious gas into a family home in Britwell, Slough.
Police officers were called to a house in Skydmore Path at 5.19pm on Sunday 16 July after reports that an unknown substance was sprayed into the property by an unknown male. The substance was not acid.
Two days later Thames Valley Police arrested and charged a 17-year-old boy from Slough with one count of possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious gas, contrary to the Firearms Act.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to the offence at Reading Magistrates’ Court on 19 July.
The case was adjourned for a sentencing hearing which took place yesterday (11/8).
The boy was sentenced to a Youth Rehabilitation Order including a curfew with electronic monitoring.
He was also ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work within the next 12 months.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Samuel French from the investigation Hub based at Slough Police station, said: “I hope our thorough investigation and swift arrest and charge demonstrates to the public that Thames Valley Police will not tolerate weapons being carried on our streets.
“The boy’s senseless actions left the eight occupants of the house feeling extremely nauseous which resulted in them being taken to hospital. Thankfully, no-one sustained any serious injuries."