Mother hurt in 'racist' acid attack
Tuesday 27 March 2012
A woman had corrosive liquid thrown at her in a suspected race attack as she walked with her six-month-old baby.
The 29-year-old, who is originally from Cameroon, was pushing a pram through central Salford when a corrosive liquid was thrown at her, burning through her clothes and on to her back and chest. Her six-month-old daughter was unharmed.
The incident took place at about 2pm on Thursday in a subway leading to Salford Shopping City in Pendleton, a busy area in the centre of the city.
Police said that as the woman entered the tunnel she heard someone make a sexual and racist comment to her before feeling liquid being thrown on her back.
She turned around to see a man in his 40s holding a plastic container. He threw more liquid on her chest before running off. No liquid hit the baby or the woman' face.
Detective Constable Jim Harris, from Salford CID, said: "This is 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."
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