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Manchester bleach attack: Liquid thrown at pregnant woman and two men

Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Image copyright Google
Image caption Insp Cherie Dunn said it "could easily have been dealing with life changing injuries"

A pregnant woman was among three people targeted when bleach was thrown from a car in two separate attacks.

Greater Manchester Police said the corrosive liquid hit a man and a woman in the eyes on Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester on Friday evening.

Shortly afterwards, bleach was thrown at a second man on the same road by a passenger in a silver Ford Fiesta heading towards Audenshaw.

Police said those affected were "lucky" to escape serious injury.

'Catastrophic consequences'

Insp Cherie Dunn, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "I am so thankful that none of the victims of these senseless attacks has been seriously injured.

"We could easily have been dealing with life-changing injuries.

"Anyone thinking that throwing bleach at people is funny or that a crime like this does not have consequences couldn't be more wrong.

"The victims here were lucky. Bleach attacks could have had catastrophic consequences."

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