Truro acid attack suspects arrested by police

Andreas Christopheros
Image caption Andreas Christopheros is critically ill after an acid attack

Police have arrested two people in connection with a doorstep acid attack on a businessman.

A 48-year-old man and a 16-year-old youth were arrested near Hastings in Sussex on suspicion of attempted murder, said Devon and Cornwall Police.

Andreas Christopheros, 29, is currently in a critical but stable condition after the attack at his Truro home, on Tuesday.

The suspects are being brought back to Cornwall for questioning.

Police are searching for a red Peugeot van seen near the house in Carrine Road at around the time of the attack at 16:00 GMT.

Mr Christopheros, who lives with his wife Pia and 18-month-old son Theo in Truro, is listed as a director of nine companies.

He organises the Run To The Sun custom car event, which attracts about 100,000 car fans every year to Newquay, and owns a large number of properties in Newquay.

He is also a director of Chase 3000, a car rally across Europe planned for 2015.

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