Police hunt for suspect in Essex 'chemical' attack

Police have released an e-fit image of a suspected suspect after a man was attacked with chemicals leaving him with "potentially life-changing" injuries.

The suspect is said to have 'distinctive braided hair'. Credit: Essex Police

The 56-year-old victim suffered serious injuries to his hands and face when a harmful liquid in glass bottle was thrown by two men, following an exchange on Friday morning at a block of flats on Bramble Road in Witham, Essex.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, Essex Police confirmed to ITV News.

The victim, who is still receiving treatment for burns in hospital, was "not the intended target of the attack".

The force said the e-fit image is a "strong likeness" to one of the two men involved, who has "distinctive braided hair".