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Attack took place in Yateley, north Hampshire
A TEENAGE boy had acid chucked at him as he walked in north Hampshire woodland.
The 16-year-old was walking near Manor Park Drive at about 9pm on Wednesday, January 9, when an unknown man appeared and threw the substance at him.
The victim suffered serious injuries and is now being treated at a specialist hospital in London.
Acting Detective Chief Inspector Darren Barrett said: “This was a terrifying attack which has left the victim with horrendous injuries. He is currently receiving specialist treatment in hospital and his family are at his bedside.
“This is not believed to have been a random attack. I would appeal to the local community to think hard about anything they might know or have heard about this incident and to contact my team with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem.”
He said extra officers will tonight conduct house-to-house enquiries, one week on from the attack. He also appealed for anyone who received information about the attack on social media websites to get in touch.
A 46-year-old man from Yateley and a 33-year-old man from Farnborough were arrested in connection with the attack and have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information can contact Aldershot CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.