A 19-year-old man, who was arrested in connection with a chemical attack on a 56-year-old, has been released on police bail.

He was arrested on Sunday evening on suspicion of assault and was taken to Colchester Police Station where he was interviewed by detectives.

He has now been released on police bail until October 3.

A 56-year-old man was left with potentially life changing injuries to his hands and face in the attack on Friday in Bramble Road, Witham, after two men threw a harmful substance over him.