Students held after letting off gas in library

TWO female students were arrested and cautioned after gas was let off in a college library.

Emergency crews were called to the Crawley campus of Central Sussex College on Tuesday afternoon last week after a noxious substance was accidentally discharged from a small aerosol canister.

The tower block that houses the library and the buildings surrounding it were evacuated.

The gas, which came from a small personal safety device not licensed for use by the UK public, was a substance that causes irritation to the eyes but is not life-threatening.

Both girls received a police caution, the first for a public order offence and the second for possession of a canister for the discharge of noxious gas. They are both 18 and from Langley Green and Redhill respectively.

For full story see West Sussex Gazette February 6