Wigan defendant in noxious spray trial faces year-long wait

Don Redcliffe has been accused of possessing an incapacitant spray called Pava.
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Pava can be used to blind someone temporarily and its legal use must be with the approval of the Home Secretary.

Redcliffe, 44, of Sefton Road in Goose Green, denies the charge and also pleads not guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to supply and £1,840 in cash which prosecutors called “criminal proceeds.”

A Bolton judge bailed Redcliffe until his trial which has been set to begin on September 23 2021 due to the backlog of cases caused by pandemic restrictions.