POLICE are investigating after a drinks bottle filled with a flammable liquid was thrown at a man in Oldham.

Police were called to a shop in Oldham Road, Failsworth shortly before 2.30pm on Sunday (June 2).

A man holding a drinks bottle filled with an unknown flammable liquid walked into the business shortly before 2.30pm and lit the bottle before, throwing it toward a man inside.

The victim, a man in his 30s, received minor burns and was taken to hospital.

No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.

There is not believed to be any wider threat to the local community.

Detective Inspector Joseph Harrop of GMP’s Oldham Division said: “This was a shocking incident that could easily have resulted in much more serious injury.

“We’re appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

“This attack took place in broad daylight on a main road. We’re hopeful there may be several potential witnesses or people who may have captured dash-cam footage.

“Anyone who can assist our enquiries should contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 1382 quoting incident 1360 of 02/06/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.