Tyne & Wear

Man, 67, suffers burns in Halloween attack

A 67-year-old man suffered burns to his eyes when an intruder in a Halloween mask threw a substance in his face.

Police said two masked men forced their way into a house in Barkwood Road, Highfield, Gateshead, at 23:00 GMT on Thursday, and demanded money.

One of them then threw an unknown substance at the victim, before running out with a handbag containing cash.

A force spokesman said the victim also suffered serious facial burns.

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