Police in Dundee seek lost canister of pepper spray
Tayside Police said the CS Spray canister and holder were lost sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Police in Dundee are trying to trace a missing canister of pepper spray.
Tayside Police said the CS Spray canister and holder were lost by an officer on duty in the city on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
The force said its effort to find the missing equipment had so far been unsuccessful.
They have asked for anyone who finds the canister, which has the words 'police use only' on it, to hand it in.
A police spokeswoman said: ''Unfortunately the officer was working in different areas of Dundee throughout the night so it's difficult to pin down where he might have lost the canister to one specific area.
Police use only
''The CS spray is a small grey metal canister with a grey top which is around four inches high and once inch in diameter.
"It has the words 'CS incapacitant' on it together with 'Police use only'"
She warned that the spray was flammable and an irritant and asked anyone who had found the canister to return it to a police station.
The spokeswoman added instructions had been given to officers regarding security of equipment.
Pepper spray is classed as an offensive weapon in Scotland and it is illegal to be in possession of it in public.