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A dad's fight to save his sight after robbers threw chemicals in his eyes

Lee Deakin has been back to the hospital to thanks doctors for saving his sight Credit: ITV Granada

The devastating effects of an acid attack on an innocent man has left him at risk of losing his sight.

Robbers threw a liquid into the face of Lee Deakin as he unloaded his car outside his house in St Helens.

Specialist surgeons were able to restore most of his vision but he's been told he now needs a cornea transplant to be able to see his children grow up.

A warning you may find some of the images in this report distressing.