'Burning sensation' after man has 'unknown liquid' thrown on him in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 16:05 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:05 17 January 2018

Essex Police and fire service colleagues were called to Long Horse Croft. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Essex Police and fire service colleagues were called to Long Horse Croft. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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A man escaped serious injury after having a liquid thrown over him in Saffron Walden this morning (Wednesday).

Essex Police and fire service colleagues were called to Long Horse Croft. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOEssex Police and fire service colleagues were called to Long Horse Croft. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Police were called to Long Horse Croft at about 10.50am, following reports that a man had an unknown substance thrown on his back.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “The victim, a man in 20s, was approached by two men. One the men then threw an unknown liquid from a plastic bottle.

“The victim suffered a burning sensation and reddening to the skin but was not seriously injured.”

The spokesman said that no arrests had been made but that investigations were ongoing.

Essex Police and fire service colleagues were called to Long Horse Croft. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOEssex Police and fire service colleagues were called to Long Horse Croft. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

He added: “We believe this is an isolated incident.”

Essex Fire and Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance Service also attended the scene.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/7987/18 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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