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Arrests Over Suspected Acid Attack In Truro

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5:08am 15th December 2014
(Updated 5:08am 15th December 2014)

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder over a chemical attack in Truro.

A 48 year old man and a 16 year old youth were picked up in Sussex and will be brought back to Cornwall for questioning.

A baby and two officers were treated for breathing in fumes after the attack.

They have been discharged from hospital but a 29 year old man is still critical after having what is thought to be acid flung in his face.

The Chief Inspector for west Cornwall has described Tuesday's attack on Carrine Road as 'terrible.'

Detectives are treating it as "attempted murder."

Officers, paramedics and fire crews were called to the man's home on Carrine Road at around 4pm.

He was taken to Treliske with life-threatening facial injuries, where he remains in a critical condition.

Officers are keen to speak to the driver of a red Peugeot van seen in Carrine Road around the time of the incident.

Eric lives nearby: "It's a sad sense isn't it.

"It's reasonably very quiet. If anything like this should happen; it's terrible."

Detective Inspector Sharon Donald, from Truro CID, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who saw any unusual people or vehicles in the area yesterday, in particular a red van.

“If you are the driver of the red Peugeot van seen in the area, please get in touch with police so we can eliminate you from our enquiries.”

Officers have been carrying out house-to-house enquiries, handing out leaflets, and patrolling the area to reassure residents.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting press log 103 of 10 December, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

5:08am 15th December 2014

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