Acid Attack In Yateley

16 January 2013, 12:21 | Updated: 16 January 2013, 12:33

A teenage boy from Yateley's having specialist treatment after being attacked with acid

Detectives have told Heart it was thrown at the 16-year-old has he walked near a wooded area in Yateley at around 9pm on Tuesday 15th January.

He was approached by an unknown man wearing dark-coloured clothing near Manor Park Drive. 

The victim suffered serious injuries and is being treated at a specialist hospital in London. 

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Darren Barrett, who is the senior investigating officer, said: "This was a terrifying attack which has left the victim with horrendous injuries. He is currently receiving specialist treatment in hospital and his family are at his bedside. This is not believed to have been a random attack. 

"I would appeal to the local community to think hard about anything they might know or have heard about this incident and to contact my team with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem. I am aware that there has been lots of information being exchanged over social media sites and would be keen to hear from anyone who has seen or received such information. 

"My team has been working extremely hard to investigate this incident and following up a number of lines of enquiry since it happened. Extra officers will be in the area this evening conducting house-to-house enquiries as part of an anniversary operation ? a week to the day since the incident happened.

"A 46-year-old man from Yateley and a 33-year-old man from Farnborough were arrested in connection with this incident and have been released on bail pending further enquiries. 

Anyone with any information should contact Aldershot CID on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.