A MAN has been arrested after a suspected acid attack in Ross-on-Wye.

West Mercia Police said a 50-year-old man was arrested at a residential address in the town after the assault in High Street.

Police officers were called by a member of the public at around 10.20pm on Thursday (August 27).

"Officers who attended the scene found a man with injuries which were reported to be from a chemical thrown onto him and he was treated at the scene by paramedics," a police spokesperson said.

"Following on from enquiries, officers attended an residential address in Ross-on-Wye and arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and he remains in custody at Hereford Police Station."

Inspector Mel Reynolds added: “I would like to reassure the community that this was very much an isolated incident.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service was also called to the incident, but said a patient refused treatment.

"We were called to High Street in Ross-on-Wye at 10.11pm last night to reports of an acid attack," a spokesperson said.

"An ambulance and paramedic officer attended along with police. One patient, a man, refused treatment by ambulance staff and was left in the care of the police."