CCTV appeal after suspected acid attack in Oldham

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 12th May 2022

Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV images after a man was hospitalised following a suspected acid attack.

Officers would like to speak to the two men captured on camera around Burlington Avenue in Oldham last night.

Emergency services were called to an incident in the area shortly before 10.40pm on Wednesday 11 May.

A man, aged 39, answered his front door and had a corrosive liquid thrown at him out of a bottle.

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The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to serious facial burns – his condition is understood to be stable and not life-threatening.

The man behind the suspected acid attack fled the scene towards Manley Road in Oldham, and is believed to have arrived with another male.


Investigators are ‘keeping an open mind’ but believe the victim was deliberately targeted and is known to the suspect.

A GMP statement said: “Enquiries are being conducted by our detectives in Oldham CID, alongside partners from GMFRS, as we work to establish what the liquid was that was used as well as the man responsible for this.

“No arrests have been made and anyone with information is asked to contact us online via our LiveChat facility, if able, or by calling 101 quoting incident 3391 of 11/05/2022.


“An online portal has been formed for any images or video footage – include dash-cam – to be uploaded as part of our enquiries:

“Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Featured image: GMP