Blackburn Police have quashed rumours that a man had been subject to an acid attack in Blackburn Town Centre.
The Police have said:
We are aware of rumours circulating on social media about a suspected acid attack in Blackburn today and we want to let you know what has actually happened.
We were called around midday to the report that a man had been seen with burns in the town centre on King William Street.
Emergency Services attended and the man has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.
The incident is believed to be an accidental injury and no third party was involved.
If you know anything about it, please call us on 101 quoting incident reference 603 of September 17th.