Hunt for teenage suspect after 'chemical' attack on woman

By John Mercury March 5, 2024

Police are looking for a teenage suspect after a substance – thought to be ammonia – was thrown in a woman’s face.

Lancashire Police officers want to speak to Mickey Blundell after the victim was attacked in Fleetwood at the weekend.

The force has appealed for the public’s help to find the 19-year-old – but have warned people not to approach him.

It said officers were called to an address on Whinfield Road in Fleetwood at around 1.30pm on Sunday to a report a woman had a substance – thought to be ammonia – thrown in her face.

The victim, who is in her 30s, was taken to hospital. She was not seriously injured and has since been discharged.

“At this stage we believe the assault was an isolated and targeted attack and that there is no wider threat,” Lancashire Police said.

It added an investigation is ongoing and as part of the enquiries officers want to speak to the teenager, whose last known address is Radcliffe Road in Fleetwood.

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Detective Inspector Kirsty Wyatt said: “It is only a matter of luck that this victim did not receive more significant injuries and we are treating this extremely seriously.

“We are carrying out our own enquiries to trace the suspect, but we would also like to appeal for the public’s help to find him.

“If anyone sees Blundell or knows where he may be I would ask them not to approach him but to contact police as a matter of urgency.”

Ammonia is a colourless chemical with a sharp odour.


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