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21 October 2014, 10:21
A teenager's had acid sprayed in his eye, and been threatened with a gun and a knife, during a burglary in Bournemouth.
It happened at around 5pm on Saturday 18 October 2014 at an address along Palmerston Road in Boscombe.
A large group of men wearing balaclavas entered the house and approached the victim. One man held a gun to the victim’s head while another held a knife to his throat – they all spoke with London accents.
The victim, who is in his late teens, was subsequently sprayed in the eye with an acid type substance and is still recovering in hospital.
The victim has described one of the attackers as white, around six feet tall, of thin build and wearing a grey beanie hat and scarf or balaclava. He had a pronounced bridge area on his nose and was wearing a dark blue waterproof coat.
Detective Sergeant Paul Auger, of Bournemouth CID, said:
“This was a very distressing incident for the victim having suffered a serious eye injury.
“I would urge anyone who saw suspicious activity along Palmerston Road between 4.50pm and 5.30pm on Saturday 18 October to come forward.
“Anyone with information about the men responsible should contact police in confidence.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 18:381. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.