APPEAL: 'Acid attack' victim seriously injured

Police are appealing for members of the public to come forward with information about the acid attack
Police are appealing for members of the public to come forward with information about the acid attack

A man who was sprayed with a "corrosive substance" in Coppull last week is in a serious but stable condition, say police.

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The victim, who was attacked at a house on Mavis Drive on Tuesday, April 10, remains in hospital where he is continuing to receive treatment.

Police have revealed that a woman at the address also suffered minor injuries in the incident.

According to reports, two offenders are said to have banged at the front door of the address. As the man went to answer the door, a glass pane was broken and a corrosive substance was sprayed through the broken panel.

The man suffered severe burns to his face, arms and back as a result of the attack.

Police are now appealing for information and are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or may have any information to contact officers.

Det Sgt Jerry Sturgess of Chorley CID, said: “We are appealing for information following what is a serious attack on a home in Coppull. The man is still recovering in hospital as a result of his injuries and we need to establish who is responsible.

“We believe this is an isolated incident potentially involving two offenders. I would urge anyone with any information at all to come forward, particularly anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Mavis Drive area in the time leading up to the incident.”

Anyone with information about the incident or the offenders can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1463 of 10th April 2018.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.