TWO teenage boys are due to appear in court next month after a series of incidents in which a number of people were sprayed with a fire extinguisher.

The charges follow an investigation into a series of incidents in Brean, Burnham-on-Sea, Highbridge, and Weston-super-Mare on Easter Sunday (April 9) in which a number of people were sprayed with a fire extinguisher by two people on a moped.

The boys, aged 14 and 15, have been jointly charged with:

• nine counts of assault by beating

• two counts of theft

• one count of criminal damage

• one count of aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving

In addition, the 14-year-old has also been charged with using a motor vehicle without insurance and driving otherwise in accordance with a licence.

Both boys are currently on bail and are due to appear at North Somerset Youth Court on Monday, November 2.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: “We’d like to thank all those who responded to our witness appeals and who assisted us with our enquiries as part of this investigation.”