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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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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."
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.