Acid thrown in man’s face in Crawley


A man was taken to hospital after an acid attack in Maidenbower.

Emergency services were called to Lyon Close at 7.10pm yesterday (Tuesday, April 8).

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Sussex Police attended an incident in Crawley where a man had what is believed to be acid thrown over him.

“A man in his early 20s was attacked by two men just after 7pm and had the chemical poured over his face and hands.”

The victim was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and was discharged this morning (Wednesday).

A police spokesman added: “Police are making an urgent appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have seen two black men wearing hi-viz tops and in a white Vauxhall Astra van in the area before or after the attack.”

Call 101 or email quoting serial 1329 of 08/04.