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Man charged in connection with chemical attack in Truro

Police have charged a man in connection with a chemical attack in Truro.

David Phillips, from Hastings in Sussex, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Mr Philips appeared at Truro Magistrates Court this morning. He spoke only to confirm his name. He's been remanded in custody and will appear at Truro Crown Court via video link on Tuesday 6th Jan.

The victim, Andreas Christopheros, remains in a critical but stable condition. Mr Christopheros was seriously injured on Tuesday afternoon as he answered the front door at his home in Carrine Road, Truro.

Police say a corrosive substance, thought be acid, was thrown into his face.

He is being treated at a specialist burns unit at Morriston Hospital in Swansea. He has been blinded in one eye and only has 10 percent sight in the other. He has also suffered severe facial burns and will need skin graft surgery.

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Two remain in custody after acid attack

Andreas Christopheros was attacked on Tuesday afternoon Credit: Linkedin

Two men remain in police custody following an acid attack on a man in Truro.

29 year old Andreas Christopherous is in a critical condition in hospital after he was attacked in the doorstep of his home on Tuesday. A 48 year old man and a 16 year old teenager were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Sussex yesterday.

Two arrested for attempted murder after acid attack

Andreas Christopheros was attacked on Tuesday afternoon Credit: LinkedIn

Two men have been arrested after what's believed to be acid was thrown in a man's face in Truro. 29 year old Andreas Christopheros is in a stable but critical condition in hospital after he was attacked in his home on Tuesday afternoon.

A 48 year old man and a 16 year old teenager have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Sussex.

Although this is a very distressing and serious crime, it is an isolated incident and residents should not be concerned for their own safety as a result.

We are keen to speak to anyone who saw any unusual people or vehicles in the area yesterday, in particular a red van.

Officers have been carrying out house-to-house enquiries, handing out leaflets, and patrolling the area to reassure residents.

– Detective Inspector Sharon Donald, Truro CID

Acid attack victim moved for his own safety

Andreas Christopheros was attacked on Tuesday afternoon. Credit: LinkedIn

Acid attack victim Andreas Christopheros has reportedly been moved to a secret location for his own safety.

29-year-old father of one Mr Christopheros is fighting for his life after having acid thrown at his face when he answered the door on Tuesday afternoon.

The Truro property developer, who has an 18-month-old child, was being treated in a specialist burns unit in Swansea.

Police are treating the attack as attempted murder.

Acid attack victim named locally as father of one Andreas Christopheros

Andreas Christopheros was attacked on Tuesday afternoon. Credit: LinkedIn

A man fighting for his life after an acid attack in Truro has been named locally as Andreas Christopheros.

Mr Christopheros is a father of an 18-month-old child, works as a property developer and organises the annual Newquay Run to the Sun festival.

The 29-year-old had the chemical thrown in his face after answering the door, suffering life-threatening injuries. He has been moved to a specialist burns unit in Swansea.

The police are treating the incident as attempted murder.

Mr Christopheros was attacked at his home on Carrine Road in Truro. Credit: ITV News

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Truro acid attack being treated as attempted murder

A man is fighting for his life in hospital tonight after an acid attack at his home in Truro.

The 29-year-old had the chemical thrown in his face after answering the door.

Detectives are treating the attack as an attempted murder and are keen to trace a red Peugeot van they think was used by the offender.

Detective Inspector Sharon Donald is from Devon & Cornwall Police:

Man in life threatening condition after acid attack in Cornwall

The man was attacked at his home on Carrine Road in Truro Credit: ITV News

A man is being treated for life threatening injuries after he had acid thrown in his face in Truro.

He was attacked in his home on Carrine Road yesterday afternoon.

The 29-year-old victim was attacked at his home in Truro Credit: ITV News

Police say he's now in a critical condition at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Detectives want to talk to the driver of red Peugeot van seen in the area around the time of the incident.

Police want to talk to the driver of a red Peugeot van Credit: ITV News

David Burchell, 83, said: "I was very surprised when I heard something like this had happened on our street.

"It's usually very quiet around here. We're still not entirely sure what happened, but as far as we are aware someone through a chemical in someone's face, just down the road."

Man from Cornwall in critical condition after acid thrown in his face

Police were called to Carrine Road in Truro following the attack Credit: ITV News

A man is in a critical condition in hospital in Cornwall after acid was thrown in his face.

It happened in Carrine Road in Truro on Tuesday afternoon.

The 29-year-old victim was attacked in his own home by an unknown man.

The man was taken to Treliske Hospital, Truro, with life-threatening facial injuries, where he remains in a critical condition.

Police are keen to speak to the driver of a red Peugeot van seen in Carrine Road around the time of the incident.

Detective Inspector Sharon Donald, from Truro CID, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who saw any unusual people or vehicles in the area yesterday, in particular a red van.

“If you are the driver of the red Peugeot van seen in the area, please get in touch with police so we can eliminate you from our enquiries.”

Officers have been carrying out house-to-house enquiries, handing out leaflets, and patrolling the area to reassure residents.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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