Withington Man Attacked With Acid

5 April 2013, 11:43

A man's in hospital after he had acid thrown into his face by two men wearing balaclavas in Withington.

The 22-year-old was attacked as he got out of his black BMW at his drive in Arnfield Road, just after 12.30am on Wednesday 3rd April.

It's thought his attackers had been waiting for him in his garden.

The victim was helped by fire officers at Withington fire station before being taken to hospital, where he's being treated for burns to his face and eye.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Pester from GMP’s south Manchester division said: "There are a number of lines of enquiry that we are currently investigating, but we believe the victim was deliberately targeted.

"The reason for this horrendous attack is not yet known, but I am certain that neither robbery or burglary were the motive.

"If anyone witnessed any part of this incident, or saw two men in the Arnfield Road area of Withington around midnight on Wednesday morning, I would ask them to contact my team of detectives at West Didsbury Police Station on 0161 856 4423.

"I am also aware this attack is being talked about in the community, and if you hear any information that you think may assist our investigation, please get in touch with the incident room, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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