Gang 'throw liquid and burn' victim in horror attack as police launch manhunt
The man was involved in an altercation with the group in Magdalen Street, Colchester, Essex at around 7.15pm on Wednesday. The gang of four had been verbally abusive to the man and a woman with him. They then beat him and threw liquid at his face outside a number of shops which were open at the time. He was treated for injuries including a burn to the face however the liquid is not thought to be acid. The woman was unharmed in the incident.