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Statement on ebola testing at Royal Cornwall Hospital

The patient is being kept in isolation at the Royal Cornwall Hospital while tests are carried out Credit: ITV News

A patient is being tested for ebola at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. The trust has released the following statement:

A patient has been admitted to Royal Cornwall Hospital and is currently undergoing a series of tests - one of which is for Ebola.

We do not expect the results to be known for at least 24 hours and in the meantime the patient is being looked after in isolation, following nationally agreed guidelines and protocols to protect the health of our staff and other patients.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has been following national guidance around Ebola and made plans in line with advice from Public Health England and NHS England.

– RCHT spokesperson

Patient tested for ebola in Cornwall

A patient at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is being tested for ebola Credit: PA

A patient is being tested for the ebola virus at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

The results are not expected for at least 24 hours but in line with national guidelines, the patient is being kept in isolation. The Hospital's Trust says it's just one of a number of tests being carried out.

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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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