Acid attack treatment kits should be given to all emergency responders, says survivor

A man who had acid thrown in his face says acid attack response kits should be given to every emergency responding vehicle.

Andreas Christopheros was attacked with sulphuric acid on his doorstep in Truro, Cornwall in 2014 in a case of mistaken identity.

After initially being taken to hospital near his home, he was flown to Cardiff and then taken to the specialist burns unit at Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

More than 2,000 people across the UK have had acid thrown at them in the last three years.

Last week Gwent Police issued special first aid kits to pub landlords to help them deal with future attacks.

Andreas was left with life-changing injuries
Dai Nguyen treated Andreas at Morriston Hospital. Credit: ITV News

Dai Nguyen treated Andreas at the specialist burns unit in Swansea's Morriston Hospital for two months.

Gwent Police has been meeting with local community groups to look at what they can do.

Pub landlords have been given emergency kits to help treat injuries sustained in acid attacks.

The kits contain six bottles of water, which is initially to treat the burns, as well as cling film, eye patches, and protective gear.

Gwent Police is also providing training with the aim of making landlords and owners of other premises better prepared in case of any attack in future.

Streetpaster Susan Phillips patrols at night in Blackwood and she has been given a kit too.

An acid attack response kit. Credit: ITV News

But Andreas believes that giving out the kits to landlords and local organisations should just be the start.