Corrosive Liquid Attack in Salford

26 March 2012, 12:11

A woman’s been left with burns after corrosive liquid was thrown over her as she walked with her baby in Salford.

On Thursday, the 29-year-old victim was pushing her baby in a pram along Broad Street, Pendleton.

As she walked into the subway heading towards Salford Shopping City, a man made a sexual and racist comment to her before feeling liquid being thrown on her back.

She turned around and was faced with a man in his 40s holding a plastic container.

He threw the liquid onto her chest before running off towards Broad Street.

The victim suffered burns to her chest and back and is in a stable condition in hospital.

The baby was not injured.

The man is described as being white, of stocky build, 5ft 10in to 6ft 2in tall, had very short, dark hair with a bald patch at the back. He had blue eyes, a dimple in his chin and a red mark like a burn on his bottom lip.

The offender also had white peeling skin on his cheek bones and had stubble.

He spoke with a British accent.

Detective Constable Jim Harris from Salford CID said: “This is an appalling attack on a lady who was walking with her very young baby. Thankfully none of the corrosive liquid hit the baby or went on the victim's face as the incident could have been a lot worse than it already is.

“The offender needs to be caught and held responsible for his actions which have caused a nasty injury to the lady and much distress.

“I would urge anyone who may have seen this man running away from the subway or may have witnessed the attack to contact police as soon as possible.”

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