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Bury St Edmunds incident: Three teenage boys arrested after unknown liquid thrown in man's face in car park




Three teenage boys were arrested after an unknown liquid was thrown in a man's face in Bury St Edmunds.

Police including armed officers were called shortly after 6.40pm today (Tuesday, July 21) following reports that a male had thrown an unknown liquid in the face of a man, in his 20s, while he was in the car park in St Olaves Precinct, on the Howard estate.

Emergency services were called to the scene and the man was taken to hospital for treatment after he suffered minor injuries.

An unknown liquid was thrown in a man's face. Picture courtesy of Connor Cornell
An unknown liquid was thrown in a man's face. Picture courtesy of Connor Cornell

Three teenagers, aged 16, 17, 18, have been arrested on suspicion of assault and will be taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

A cordon remains in place while investigations are carried out.

A police spokeswoman said: "The investigation is still at an early stage but police believe that the parties involved are known to each other and there is no wider threat to the community."

She said a woman helped the victim directly after the attack.

An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman said they sent two ambulances and an ambulance officer.

She said: "Crews treated a male and a female at the scene before transporting them to hospital for further assessment and care."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference 37/41323/20.

Emergency services at the scene of the incident on the Howard estate in Bury St Edmunds. Picture submitted (38923191)
Emergency services at the scene of the incident on the Howard estate in Bury St Edmunds. Picture submitted (38923191)

Visit http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update


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