BREAKING: Man hospitalized after suspected acid attack

A man has been hospitalized after a suspected acid attack.

The shocking incident happened just after 8:15 p.m. on Ogden Lane in Newhey, Rochdale last night.

According to police, a man was thrown in the face when he was 30 years old.

It was believed to be acid, added the force.

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He was hospitalized from the scene with injuries to his face and arm.

The injuries are not considered life-threatening, he is in the hospital.

The scene on Ogden Lane

Police investigations are currently underway with a cordon at the crime scene in the side street.

A section of Ogden Lane was taped off and Lane Bottom near the Bulls Head Pub was also partially cordoned off.

Pictures taken this morning at the crime scene show several police cars stationed in the area.

Pictures also show an environmental cleanup team on site.

Police on Ogden Lane

“Risk Mitigation” experts appeared to have bagged some items for investigation.

In a statement, a GMP spokesman said: “Officials were called in shortly after 8:15 pm last night (December 19, 2021) to report an attack on Ogden Lane in Newhey.

“A substance suspected of being acidic was thrown in the face of a man in his thirties.

“Ambulance came and the man was taken to the hospital, where he was left with injuries to his arm and face.

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“The injuries are not considered life-threatening and he remains in the hospital.

“The investigation is ongoing and there is currently one scene where officers are conducting multiple investigations.”

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