Updated: Wednesday, 1st July 2020 @ 4:56pm

'Racist' attacker throws acid on mother while she walks six-month-old baby in Salford

'Racist' attacker throws acid on mother while she walks six-month-old baby in Salford

By Dean Wilkins

A mother and her six-month-old baby were racially attacked after a man threw acid on her in Salford, last Thursday.

The Cameroonian woman, 29, was walking her baby along Broad Street, Pendleton, before the white male sexually and racially insulted her and threw a corrosive liquid on her back and chest.

The baby was uninjured but the mother suffered burns and remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Detective Constable Jim Harris from Salford CID said: "This is an appalling attack on a lady who was walking with her very young baby. Thankfully none of the corrosive liquid hit the baby or went on the victim's face as the incident could have been a lot worse than it already is.

“The offender needs to be caught and held responsible for his actions which have caused a nasty injury to the lady and much distress."

The man is in his 40s and is described as being white, of stocky build, 5ft 10in to 6ft 2in tall, had very short, dark hair with a straight hair line and a bald patch at the back. He had blue eyes, a dimple in his chin and a red mark like a burn on his bottom lip. The offender also had white peeling skin on his cheek bones and had stubble.

Detective Constable Harris added: “I would urge anyone who may have seen this man running away from the subway or may have witnessed the attack to contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 5097 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.