A MAN has been taken to hospital with burns to his face, arm, chest and back in a suspected acid attack.

Police were called to the incident in Mavis Drive in Chorley at around 10.25pm on Tuesday after a 'corrosive substance' was sprayed.

The offenders banged on the door of the house before smashing the glass panel and reaching in and spraying the substance.

They then ran off from the scene and police were called.

One man suffered burn injuries and was taken to hospital following the attack, which the police are treating as an 'isolated incident'

Officers said they are currently not sure what the substance was which was thrown.

A police spokesman said: "Unknown offenders banged on the door of the address, but before the occupiers had time to answer, they smashed the glass panel, reached in and sprayed what is believed to be a corrosive substance, before running off.

"Officers, paramedics and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service attended and a man who had suffered burn injuries to his face, arm, chest and back was taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment.

"We are treating this as an isolated incident at this time and patrols have been increased in the area."

Crews from the ambulance and fire service also attended the scene to help treat the man.