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Oldham acid attack: CCTV appeal after man injured on Burlington Avenue

A man, 39, answered his front door and had liquid thrown at his face.

A man was taken to hospital following an apparent acid attack in Oldham.

Police and paramedics were called to a report of a man being attacked with a substance suspected of being acid at an address on Burlington Avenue at 10.40pm on Wednesday (11 May).

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A man, 39, answered his front door and had liquid thrown at him from a bottle by another man, who then fled towards Manley Road. It is thought he was accompanied by a second man.

He was treated at the scene by specialist medics before being taken to hospital for treatment to serious facial burns.

Police in Oldham want to speak to two men seen on CCTV in relation to an acid attack Credit: GMP

His condition is described as stable and not life-threatening.

Police have today issued a CCTV appeal to trace two men they want to speak to.

A GMP statement said: “Enquiries are being conducted by our detectives in Oldham CID, alongside partners from GMFRS, as we work to establish what the liquid was that was used as well as the man responsible for this.

“Investigators are keeping an open-mind at this stage, but do believe that the man was deliberately targeted and that the victim is known to the suspect.

“No arrests have been made and anyone with information is asked to contact us online via our LiveChat facility, if able, or by calling 101 quoting incident 3391 of 11/05/2022.”