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Salford mother hurt in Pendleton racist acid attack

Category: England

Published: 26th Mar 2012 11:46:06

A Salford woman had acid thrown at her in a racist attack as she pushed her baby in a pram along a street.

The 29-year-old was in an underpass on Broad Street, Pendleton, on Thursday when a man in his 40s approached her.

He made a sexual and racist comment to her before throwing a container of corrosive liquid over her.

The victim, who is black, was taken to hospital with burns to her chest and back, and is in a stable condition. Her baby was not injured.

A police spokesman said it was believed to have been a random attack on the woman and it was being treated as a hate crime.

Det Con Jim Harris, of Greater Manchester Police, said it was "an appalling attack on a lady who was walking with her very young baby".

"Thankfully none of the corrosive liquid hit the baby or went on the victim's face as the incident could have been a lot worse than it already is," he said.

"The offender needs to be caught and held responsible for his actions which have caused a nasty injury to the lady and much distress."

The man was described as being white, of stocky build, 5ft 10in to 6ft 2in tall, had very short, dark hair with a straight hair line and a bald patch at the back.

He has blue eyes, a dimple in his chin and a red mark like a burn on his bottom lip.

He was wearing a sleeved dark-grey jumper with a round neck, black tracksuit bottoms with a grey and white stripe down each leg and black trainers.

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