Man taken to Royal Oldham Hospital after suspected acid attack

A MAN in his thirties has been attacked with a chemical believed to be acidic as hospital staff isolate after possible exposure to the substance.

Police were called to an address on Burlington Avenue in Oldham around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday by the North West Ambulance Service.

Upon arrival, officers found a man in his thirties was attacked with a chemical believed to be acidic.

He was taken to Royal Oldham Hospital with burns, where he is in stable condition.

David Jago, the hospital’s chief officer, emphasized that there is no risk to the public or staff after the emergency room has been decontaminated.

It was not closed or evacuated last night and remains open today (May 12), according to Northern Care Alliance, the trust in charge.

However, it is known that some hospital employees are in isolation as a precaution.

Jago said: “Last night our staff at The Royal Oldham Hospital worked with local emergency services to resolve a local and isolated incident after a patient was taken by ambulance to our emergency department after being exposed to a suspected hazardous substance. .

“The patient is currently being treated in hospital for burns, where their condition is being monitored.

“I would like to thank our teams who worked well with colleagues in our partner offices to handle this incident professionally and safely in accordance with our robust and proven plans.

“All patients in our emergency department are safe and there is no risk to staff and the public after a thorough cleaning and decontamination of the unit.”

A police spokesman added: “We received a call from the Northwest Ambulance Service shortly before 10:40pm on Wednesday with a report of a man being attacked at an address on Burlington Avenue in Oldham with a substance suspected of being acidic.

“A man in his thirties was taken to hospital with injuries consistent with burns and his condition remains stable.

“An investigation is underway and our investigation into the incident is ongoing.

“No arrests have been made.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101, or use the LiveChat at

People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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