AN acid attack on a young man on his doorstep is feared to have left him blind in one eye and needing plastic surgery.
The 29-year-old had a “corrosive” substance thrown in his face at his door of his flat in Bathgate, West Lothian.
An eyewitness said: “He had nasty facial injuries.
“One of his eyes was clouded and it looked like he might have been blinded.”
Local resident Mark Eccles, 36, said: “It’s one thing using your fists but it’s something else to do something like that to someone.”
A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: “Police are following a positive line of inquiry following an incident in Bathgate on Wednesday in which a man was assaulted.
“Officers were called to the address in Weaver Place at about 10.10pm, where they found a man within who had been assaulted and sprayed with a corrosive substance.
“He was taken to St John’s Hospital in Livingston where he is currently being treated for his injuries.”