Manchester bleach attack: Liquid thrown at pregnant woman and two men

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Insp Cherie Dunn said it "could easily have been dealing with life changing injuries"

A pregnant woman was among three people targeted when bleach was thrown from a car in two separate attacks.

Greater Manchester Police said the corrosive liquid hit a man and a woman in the eyes on Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester on Friday evening.

Shortly afterwards, bleach was thrown at a second man on the same road by a passenger in a silver Ford Fiesta heading towards Audenshaw.

Police said those affected were "lucky" to escape serious injury.

'Catastrophic consequences'

Insp Cherie Dunn, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "I am so thankful that none of the victims of these senseless attacks has been seriously injured.

"We could easily have been dealing with life-changing injuries.

"Anyone thinking that throwing bleach at people is funny or that a crime like this does not have consequences couldn't be more wrong.

"The victims here were lucky. Bleach attacks could have had catastrophic consequences."

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