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Witham: Man bailed over chemical attack

PUBLISHED: 12:17 12 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:17 12 August 2014

A pathway off Bramble Road in Witham was cordoned off after a man suffered injuries consistent with contact with a harmful liquid in an apparent attack on Friday, 8 August.

A pathway off Bramble Road in Witham was cordoned off after a man suffered injuries consistent with contact with a harmful liquid in an apparent attack on Friday, 8 August.

A man arrested in connection with an attack involving a chemical being thrown over the victim has been bailed.

Friday’s incident saw a 56-year-old man suffer serious chemical burns after the liquid was thrown him at a block of flats off Bramble Road, Witham.

The victim was last night still receiving hospital treatment.

Detectives from Essex Police arrested a Witham man, 19, on Sunday evening on suspicion of assault in connection with the attack.

He has now been released on police bail until October 3, pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Essex Police at Braintree CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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