Man arrested after two people attacked with unknown substance in Eastbourne

A man has been arrested after two people were attacked with an unknown substance in Eastbourne.

Officers were called to St Anne’s Road at 8.51am yesterday (Saturday August 29th) to reports of a road traffic collision involving a black Renault Megane.

The driver got out of the vehicle but as two members of the public went to help him, he threw a liquid – thought to be ammonia – in their faces.

Both victims are receiving medical attention. Their injuries are thought to be minor at this stage. The driver left the scene, and enquiries began to locate him.

A man was later arrested on suspicion of throwing a corrosive fluid with intent to burn/maim/disfigure/disable/do grievous bodily harm, and for failing to stop after a road accident. He remains in custody.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have any other information.

You can contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 378 of 29/08, or alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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