Police are still looking for the man
Salford race attack: manhunt under way for acid attacker Greater Manchester Police

A manhunt is under way after a mother was doused in acid while pushing her baby in a suspected racist attack.

The 29-year-old woman was taking her baby to Salford Shopping City when a passing stranger harangued her with racist and sexist abuse.

The woman turned around as the man threw a plastic container holding a corrosive liquid at her. She suffered severe burns to her chest and back and is in a stable condition in hospital. Her baby was not injured in the attack, which police said happened on 22 March.

DC 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.

"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."

Police have described the suspect as white, in his 40s, of stocky build and between 5ft 10 and 6ft 2.

The victim said he was wearing a dark grey jumper with black tracksuit bottoms with black trainers.

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