A MAN was rushed to hospital after being sprayed in the face with an unknown substance during an early morning attack in Bournemouth.

Emergency services were called to an end of terrace house in Youngs Road, Kinson.

Paramedics treated the victim, a man in his 40s, at the scene before he was taken to Poole Hospital where medics were standing by.

Officers stopped a vehicle on the A31 and two men were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and driving offences.

The house was subsequently cordoned off, remaining under police guard, and a full investigation was launched.

Police told the Daily Echo they were unable to confirm exactly what the substance was but that tests were being carried out to determine this.

The severity of the man’s injuries also remained unconfirmed by police.

Shocked residents of Youngs Road declined to comment about what had taken place or about who lives at the cordoned off property.

However, one neighbour - who asked not to be named - said he was getting ready to leave for work when he heard a number of sirens.

“It looked like there was something really serious going on,” he added. “I saw the police and the ambulance and it looked like the road had been closed off.

“It isn’t a bad area to live in at all, a lot of working people.”

A police statement confirmed: “Dorset Police was called at 7.43am today to reports that a man was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance.The incident is reported to have occurred on Youngs Road in Bournemouth.

“Ambulance attended and the man was taken to hospital.

“The severity of his injuries are not known at this time.

“Following the report, officers stopped a vehicle on the A31 at the junction with Boundary Lane and two men were arrested on suspicious of grievous bodily harm and driving offences.”

The pair remain assisting police with their enquiries.

The vehicle involved in the A31 stop has also been recovered and examined by officers as part of the ongoing investigation.