An Army Cadet was blasted in the face with a makeshift blowtorch in an unprovoked attack after selling poppies for Remembrance Sunday.
The 15-year-old boy was waiting at a bus stop at 6pm on Saturday evening in Manchester city centre when a man approached him with an aerosol can and lighter and sprayed him with lit fumes.
The cadet, who was wearing his camouflaged uniform, suffered minor burns to his face and singed hairs in his face and right forearm, Greater Manchester Police said. He and his family are in "total shock".
He had spent the day selling poppies in the city centre to commemorate Armistice Day.
The offender, described as black or Asian, 5ft 8in tall and wearing a dark hooded top, walked off from the bus stop by the Manchester Gallery opposite George Street without saying a word.
Asian in these cases is usually a euphemism for Pakistani, Bangaldeshi, etc.
Detectives are ‘keeping an open mind' about the motive of the attack, which happened yesterday at 6pm.
Ah yes. Let's not jump to any conclusions. Can't have a thing to do with the Jihad against Civilization.
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