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Arrests after suspected acid attack in Eastbourne

13 Mar, 2018 12:02 News Witness Appeals

Two people have been arrested after a man had what is believed to be acid thrown over him in Eastbourne.

Police were called to the Shinewater area at around 8.35am on Tuesday (March 13).

The victim, a man in his 40s, was sitting in his van near to Honeysuckle Close and Larkspur Drive when a man leant through the window and liquid was thrown over him.

Two people, a-16-year-old boy and a 43-year-old man, have been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent.

Detective Inspector Simon Yates said: "The victim is being treated at hospital for a minor injury. At this stage we don't know for definite whether it was acid thrown on him and we are examining the liquid and scene where it happened.

"At this stage we are not seeking anyone else in connection with this incident."

If anyone has any information please contact police online quoting the serial 241 of 13/03.


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