Man, 22, has acid thrown in face in Crawley

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A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital after an acid attack in Maidenbower.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the attack in Lyon Close at 7.10pm yesterday (Tuesday, April 8).

Emergency services, including paramedics from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) were called, and the man was taken by road to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

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 discharged from hospital 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.