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Man in court over suspected Devon acid attack

Tiverton bus station Image copyright Google
Image caption The alleged attack happened at a bus station in Devon.

A man has appeared in court over a suspected acid attack at a bus station.

Peter Milne, 38, of Temple Crescent, Tiverton, is charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and throwing a corrosive fluid with the intent to burn, maim or disfigure.

Police said the charges related to a suspected robbery in Tiverton, Devon, on Sunday where a man was sprayed in the face with an unidentified liquid.

Mr Milne was remanded in custody by Exeter Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

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No plea was entered and the case was adjourned to Exeter Crown Court on 26 October.

Police said the victim was in his 30s and from the local area.

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