Acid attack e-fit

A man has been left with life changing injuries after he opened the door of a house in Bristol and had a rare type of acid thrown into his face.

He is likely to be left blind in at least one eye.  Avon and Somerset Police have released this appeal for help:

Detectives have issued an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to following a serious incident in Whitchurch on Wednesday September 29.

At around 3.30pm the victim opened the door to a house in the Whitchurch area and was subjected to acid being thrown into his face. He suffered life changing injuries and currently remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Officers would now like to speak to a man who is described as a large built black man and around 6ft 1ins to 6ft 2ins tall. It is believed he may be able to help officers with their enquiries.

Detective Inspector Will White said: "This was a particularly horrific attack that has left the victim scarred and likely to lose the sight in at least one eye.  The use of butyric acid like this is extremely rare. It has a powerful, extremely unpleasant smell similar to rancid dairy products which may have been left on the offender. We need anyone with information about this attack to urgently come forward and speak to us."

Anyone who may be able to identify this man, has any information about this incident or noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area before this incident are asked to call Bristol CID on 0845 456 7000 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. We never ask your name or trace your call.