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Suspected acid attack in Dartford

PUBLISHED: 12:04 15 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:04 15 December 2017

The incident happened in Knights Manor Way, Dartford, on Thursday, December 14. Picture: Google Maps

The incident happened in Knights Manor Way, Dartford, on Thursday, December 14. Picture: Google Maps

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Three men have been arrested after it is alleged an acid-like substance was thrown at a man who answered his door.

Kent police say they made the arrests in connection with the doorstep incident in Dartford.

Officers investigating the alleged assault say the men are aged 26, 35 and 50.

They are all from nearby Orpington.

Police said they were arrested on Thursday, December 14 and remain in custody.

They were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

A man in his 60s reported someone throwing a noxious liquid towards him when he opened the door in Knights Manor Way, Dartford, at around 4.50pm on Sunday 26 November.

It is presently being treated as a targeted isolated incident, and officers stress they do not believe there is any risk to the wider public.

Following the incident the victim was taken to hospital by South East Coast Ambulance Service and was treated for minor burns to the neck.

Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing, said police.

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