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Man in critical condition after acid attack

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

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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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