Investigation launched following attack on a man in Walsall

Police are investigating an incident in which a corrosive substance was thrown at a man on High Street in Bloxwich this evening (30 September).

The man, who is in his 40s, was sitting in his car at around 6.50pm when he felt something thrown in his face.

He has been taken to hospital with injuries to his face.

The investigation is at an early stage, the motive is unknown and police are keeping an open mind.

A number of enquiries are underway, including a CCTV trawl, officers are also trying to identify what the substance was.

At this stage officers believe this to be an isolated incident.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw anything or who may have information to contact West Midlands Police on 101 quoting log number 2177 30/9.

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