Appeal after man attacked at garage

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A man needed hospital treatment after ammonia liquid was thrown in his face at a petrol station.

Police were called to the Sainsbury’s garage forecourt on Lancaster Road in Morecambe following the attack on the 24-year-old victim.

An ambulance was called and he was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. He was later released from hospital but is receiving ongoing treatment. The police helicopter was also sent out to trace a vehicle involved in the incident, which took place at around 1.20pm on Thursday,

Ammonia is a gas often used in fertiliser and cleaning products. In liquid form, it can be corrosive on contact with the skin.

Anyone who witnessed the attack is urged to contact Lancashire Police on 101.

*Johnny Reid, 24, of White Lund Road, Morecambe was charged with section 18 attempting grievous bodily harm with intent. He appeared at Lancaster Magistrates Court on February 18 and a trial date was set for Preston Crown Court on May 27.