Sussex

Man attacked with corrosive substance in Brighton

Whitehawk Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was attacked in a residential street at 20:00 GMT, police said

A corrosive substance was thrown in a man's face during a street robbery in Brighton.

The victim, 19, "staggered" to a house in Exceat Close at about 20:00 GMT on Sunday and said his "eyes and throat were burning", Sussex Police said.

He told officers he was approached and attacked by a man who demanded he hand over his wallet and mobile phone.

He is being treated in hospital for injuries to his eyes, face and tongue.

Det Con James Botting said: "We are appealing for any witnesses who saw this attack or anyone acting suspiciously in Whitehawk Road at the time to come forward."

A 20-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of robbery, has been released with no further action.

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