Teenager hospitalised after Yateley acid attackBy Laura Nightingale
January 16, 2013
A TEENAGE boy suffered serious injuries when acid was thrown at him near a wooded area in Yateley.
The 16-year-old was walking near Manor Park Drive at around 9pm last Wednesday (January 9) when a man appeared and threw the substance.
The victim suffered serious injuries and is currently being treated at a specialist hospital in London.
A 46-year-old man from Yateley and a 33-year-old man from Farnborough were arrested in connection with the incident and have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Acting Detective Chief Inspector Darren Barrett said: “This was a terrifying attack which has left the victim with horrendous injuries.
“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."
He said his team had been working "extremely hard" on the case and were following up several lines of enquiry.
“Extra officers will be in the area conducting house-to-house enquiries as part of an anniversary operation – a week to the day since the incident happened,” he added.
Anyone with information is asked to call Aldershot CID on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.