Oxford man, 42, is rushed to hospital with burns after being sprayed with ‘acid’ in a public toilet1 min read

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Man, 42, is rushed to hospital with burns after being sprayed with ‘acid’ in a public toilet

  • Two black men in dark clothing threw ‘unknown substance’ at man in Oxford
  • Police said he felt a ‘burning sensation’ and ran to nearby Post Office for help 
  • Added that this was an isolated incident, and there is increased police presence 

A man has been rushed to hospital with burns after being doused with an ‘unknown liquid’ in a public toilet.

Two black men in dark clothing threw an ‘unknown substance’ from a clear bottle at the 42-year-old victim in Oxford this morning. 

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Police say he felt a ‘burning sensation’ and ran to a nearby Post Office for help. It is not believed that his injuries are serious.

Blackbird Leys Centre has been cordoned off, and police are currently trying to establish what the liquid was.

A 42-year-old man was rushed to hospital with burns after being sprayed with an 'unknown liquid' in a public toilet (pictured) in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, this morning

A 42-year-old man was rushed to hospital with burns after being sprayed with an ‘unknown liquid’ in a public toilet (pictured) in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, this morning 

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Jess Milne, said: ‘I understand that this offence may cause concern in the community but I would like to reassure people that we believe this was an isolated incident and that a thorough investigation is underway.

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‘Members of the public are likely to see an increased police presence in Blackbird Leys. Anyone with any concerns or questions should feel free to approach our officers.

‘If anyone has any information about this incident, or those who are responsible for it, please call us on 101, quoting reference number 535 (16/6).

‘Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or make a report online.’

The attack happened at 11.30am this morning.  

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