Acid Attack On Rayleigh Man

19 June 2014, 05:55 | Updated: 19 June 2014, 06:03

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A man from Rayleigh is in hospital after having had acid thrown in his face after a row with another motorist.

Essex Police said the 27-year-old had originally been involved in a "short verbal exchange'' with another motorist at at the Rayleigh Weir roundabout at approximately 11pm on June 3rd.

The same people had a "further argument'' approximately 15 minutes later on Kingsmere in Thundersley during which the acid was thrown in his face.

Detectives are now trying to track the suspect who is described as a white man in his 30s, who is approximately 5ft 8ins tall. He has a skinny build, a gold hoop earring in one ear, has short brown hair with short sides and a longer 'V' at the back shaped into a point at the top.

At the time, he was wearing a light-grey polo shirt, blue denim jeans, a black hoodie which has small red toggles on the ends of the cord and worn and dirty white Nike trainers which have a bubble in the heel.

A 30-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of assault at their home in Rayleigh on June 4. They are on police bail until August 14 pending further inquiries.