A HUNT was underway today for two men who sprayed a “chemical substance” in another man’s face after asking for a cigarette.
The victim had reached in his pocket for one when the substance was sprayed on him before the pair of men quickly made their escape.
Luckily the 24-year-old was not injured after the attack in Wimblingdon Drive in Milton Keynes, but he was taken to hospital for treatment before he was quickly discharged.
A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: “The first suspect is a white man aged in his late 20s or early 30s.
“He is about 5ft 11ins tall with a slim build and was wearing a black or grey hooded jumper.
“The second suspect is a white man, aged in his late 20s or early 30s.
“He is about 5ft 11ins tall with a medium build and was wearing a white or grey jumper and dark jogging trousers.”
Investigating officer Sergeant James Sims, added: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information relating to it.
“This assault could have resulted in a serious injury, and an investigation is underway.
“Members of the public can expect to see extra police patrols in the Redmoor area while our investigation takes place.”
Anyone with any details relating to this offence is asked to call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number 101.