Man Suffers Burns After Trick Or Treater Attack

1 November 2018, 17:27 | Updated: 1 November 2018, 17:34

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A man has suffered burns to his face and feet when he had a corrosive liquid thrown at him by someone dressed as a ghost trick-or-treating at his home in High Wycombe.

The victim, a man aged in his 30s, had answered the door at his home in Bevelwood Gardens, at 7.45pm on Halloween when he was attacked by the person in fancy dress.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "He answered the door and there was someone dressed as a ghost, in a white sheet with eye holes cut out.

"The victim assumed the person was a trick-or-treater for Halloween, but the offender then threw two cups of liquid over the victim.

"The liquid was pink in colour, and has been confirmed as high strength corrosive substance.

"The victim sustained burns to his face and feet, and was treated at Wycombe General Hospital but has since been discharged."

Detective Sergeant David Mitchell said: "This is a worrying attack involving a liquid, which has been established by our colleagues at Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service as a high-strength corrosive substance."