Greater Manchester Police release e-fit in the hunt for Oldham acid attacker

Detectives believe that the man was deliberately targeted, and that the victim is known to the suspect.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 10th June 2022

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has released an e-fit this week as part of an investigation into an acid attack incident in Oldham.

Following an appeal for CCTV footage to assist with the ongoing investigation last month, detectives have now released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to following an attack with a corrosive substance in Oldham.

The incident being investigated saw officers called called by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to a report of a man who was injured with a substance suspected of being acid at an address on Burlington Avenue in Oldham shortly before 10:40pm on Wednesday 11 May.

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The 39-year-old victim is said to have answered his front door when liquid was thrown at him out of a bottle by a man who proceeded to run away from the scene towards Manley Road, according to GMP.

The e-fit has been released as part on an ongoing investigation into an acid attack incident in Oldham / Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The attacker was believed to have arrived at the address with another male.

The victim was treated at the scene by specialist emergency service personnel, before being taken to hospital for treatment to serious facial burns – but he has since been discharged from hospital, GMP confirmed.


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He has suffered burns to his face, shoulder, and chest.

GMP has confirmed that enquiries into the incident have been continuing at pace by detectives in Oldham CID, and they are now in a position to appeal to those who may recognise the male in the e-fit to come forward and provide any information that may be of assistance to the investigation.


Investigators are keeping an “open mind” and no arrests have been made at this stage.

But GMP says officers do believe that the man was deliberately targeted, and that the victim is known to the suspect.

Anyone believes they may recognise the man in the e-fit or anyone who has any other information is asked to report it online or via the LiveChat facility at, or by calling 101 quoting incident 3391 of 11/05/2022, and anyone who has any images or video footage is asked to upload here.

Details can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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