Two Arrested After Chemical Attack In Christchurch

Bournemouth detectives have arrested two men after a chemical substance was thrown in a teenager's face in Christchurch.

The victim, a 19-year-old Christchurch man, was about to get into a car which was parked outside McColls newsagents in Somerford Road when two men appeared.

As he turned round, a liquid substance was squirted into his eyes from a Lucozade bottle.

The incident happened at around 6.40pm on Friday 14 November 2014.

A 22-year-old man from Christchurch and a man from London aged 21 are being questioned on suspicion of of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm.

Detective Sergeant Jamie Halford, of Bournemouth CID, said:

"The victim required hospital treatment following this attack.

"I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident, or has any information about those responsible, to contact Dorset Police.

"All calls will be treated in strict confidence."

One of the offenders is described as white, aged in his early 20s, five feet eight inches tall and of average build. He was wearing a black hooded top and black trousers.

The second offender is described as white, aged in his early 20s, five feet 11 inches tall, with short light brown hair and had stubble. He was wearing dark clothing.

A 17-year-old girl was previously arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101.

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