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Police are describing the acid attack as an attempted murderReuters

Police have launched an appeal after a man was left in a critical condition after having acid thrown at his face in Cornwall.

Officers were called following reports that a corrosive substance had been thrown in a man's face at his own home in Truro.

The 29-year-old victim was taken to Treliske Hospital, Truro, with life-threatening facial injuries, where he remains in a critical condition.

Devon and Cornwall Police are treating the assault as attempted murder.

Officers are now hoping to speaking to a driver of a red Peugeot van who was seen close to the address on Carrine Road at the time of the incident on 9 December.

Detective Inspector Sharon Donald, from Truro CID, said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who saw any unusual people or vehicles in the area yesterday, in particular a red van.

"If you are the driver of the red Peugeot van seen in the area, please get in touch with police so we can eliminate you from our enquiries."

Officers have also been carrying out house-to-house enquiries, handing out leaflets, and patrolling the area to reassure residents.