A man working in a forecourt has suffered minor burns and needed hospital treatment after armed robbers threw a corrosive liquid at him as they fled.

Two robbers raided the Londis shop at the BP filling station on Turks Road, Radcliffe, Manchester in the early hours of Sunday August 21.

One man jumped over the counter and pulled a knife on Sarfraj Gata – who was behind the till - while another man held the door.

The two men stole cigarettes and around £600 from the till and as they were fleeing one threw a liquid at Sarfraj’s feet, who suffered minor burns and was taken to the hospital.

Police have launched an appeal for information.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police Bury South Neighbourhood team said: “Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a business robbery that took place at BP Petrol Station on Turks Road, Radcliffe in Bury.

“The robbery occurred between 6.25 am on Sunday 21 August.

“Two suspects in dark clothing entered the shop via the front door.

“One of the offenders climbed over the counter and used a knife to make threats in order to steal items including a quantity of cigarettes.

“The offenders ran off holding a black bag containing the stolen items towards Turks Road.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact police on 0161 8564 564 quoting incident 835 of 21/08/2022.