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Acid attack: Police hunt for suspects after acid was thrown over man outside a Sussex cinema

Acid attack outside Cineworld in Crawley

A 27-year-old man who had acid thrown in his face outside a cinema has 'potentially life threatening injuries' according to police.

The attack happened in the early hours of Sunday morning after a confrontation inside Cineworld in Crawley during a screening of hip-hop biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'.

Laura Diamond from Sussex Police has appealed for help in tracing two men:

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Police appeal following acid attack Credit: Google streetview

A 27-year-old man has been left with "potentially life-changing" injuries during an acid attack outside a cinema in West Sussex.

The incident is thought to have started during a screening on hip-hop film 'Straight Outta Compton' at Cineworld in Crawley in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Detective Sergeant Laura Diamond, of Crawley CID, said: "This was an isolated but nevertheless nasty and unprovoked assault.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen an altercation either within the cinema or later in the car park outside."

Information can be emailed on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or telephoned to 101, quoting serial 120 of 30/08.

Alternatively people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their names on 0800 555 111.

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Acid attack on 27-year-old in a cinema car park

A 27-year-old man is in hospital after an acid attack in a cinema car park in West Sussex.

It happened at the Crawley Leisure Complex, outside Cineworld, at around 1am on Sunday.

The victim, from Redhill, was taken to the East Surrey Hospital for treatment. Because of his injuries, he was later transferred to the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, for specialist care.

It is thought the incident may have started when the victim and another man, 29, also from Redhill, were inside the cinema.

The suspects are two white men in their late 20s or early 30s. One had dark short hair and a beard and was wearing a bag across his shoulder. The other was wearing a white / light grey hoody and jeans. Both were in a dark-coloured Peugeot car.

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Woman badly hurt in acid attack

A 22-year-old woman who had acid thrown in her face is being treated in a specialist burns unit for "serious facial burns," police have said.

A 48-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in the attack, which happened in Sandown on the Isle of Wight in the early hours of yesterday.

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said, "Police believe this is an isolated incident and are not looking for anyone else in relation to this attack."

A 24-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been bailed until next week pending further inquiries.

Victim has acid poured over hands and face in Crawley

Sussex Police have launched an investigation after a man from Crawley had acid poured over him.

The incident happened last night in Lyon Close, Maidenbower.

The victim was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he was treated to acid burns to his hands and face.

Paramedics, the air ambulance and the police attended the incident.

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Teenager treated in hospital after acid attack

Detectives are investigating after a 16-year-old boy who had acid thrown at him as he walked near a wooded area in Yateley. The teenager was walking near Manor Park Drive at about 9pm on Wednesday, January 9, when an unknown man appeared and threw the substance at him.

This was a terrifying attack which has left the victim with horrendous injuries. He is currently receiving specialist treatment in hospital and his family are at his bedside. This is not believed to have been a random attack. I would appeal to the local community to think hard about anything they might know or have heard about this incident and to contact my team with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem.

– Acting Detective Chief Inspector Darren Barrett, Hampshire Police

The man is thought to have been wearing dark-coloured clothing.

The victim suffered serious injuries as a result of this incident, and is currently being treated at a specialist hospital in London.

A 46-year-old man from Yateley and a 33-year-old man from Farnborough were arrested in connection with this incident and have been released on bail pending further enquiries.