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Second e-fit released in chemical attack investigation

Essex Police would like to trace this man in connection with a chemical attack in Witham. Credit: Essex Police.

Police have released a second e-fit image in connection with an attack on a man in Witham which has left him with serious chemical burns.

The image shows another man police would like to trace as part of their investigation into the assault at Bramble Road on Friday, August 8.

An unknown caustic liquid was thrown over the 56-year-old victim at about 10.45am in a communal entrance to a block of flats.

One e-fit has already been released of a man with a distinctive braided hairstyle.

The victim had gone to collect his post from the entrance to a block of flats when he encountered the two men banging on the door.

Following a brief exchange the two men threw the liquid, which was in a glass bottle, and ran off.

He suffered injuries to his hands and face consistent with the use of a harmful liquid and was taken to Broomfield Hospital.

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening but are potentially life changing.

Essex Police issued the first e-fit image at the weekend. Credit: Essex Police.