Hunt for man who threw acid in victim’s face after knocking on his front door

Detectives have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to following an attack with a corrosive substance almost a month ago. The victim, 39, is said to have answered his front door when the liquid was thrown at him out of a bottle by a man who ran away from the scene.

Shortly before 10.40pm on Wednesday (May 11), police were called by paramedics to a report of a man who was injured with a substance suspected of being acid at an address on Burlington Avenue in Oldham. The man thought to have carried out the attack fled from the scene towards Manley Road and is believed to have arrived at the address with another male.

The victim was then treated at the scene by specialist emergency service personnel before being taken to hospital for treatment to serious facial burns. He’s since been discharged from hospital, but is suffering burns to his face, shoulder and chest.

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Enquiries into the incident have been continuing by detectives in Oldham CID, who are now issuing a public appeal for information or and asking anyone who may recognise the male in the e-fit to come forward.

No arrests have been made, but officers believe the man was deliberately targeted and is known to the suspect. It is understood a number of staff members at the hospital had to isolated as a precaution after the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to report it online or via LiveChat at, or by calling 101 quoting incident 3391 of 11/05/2022. Anyone who may have any images or video footage – including dash-cam – is asked to upload it to Details can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Manchester Evening News – Oldham