A man reportedly sustained burns after a liquid was thrown over him in his own home.

Police are investigating an attack at an address in Abbots Langley on Sunday evening.

Police say three white men entered a house in Tanners Hill, off Langley Road, at around 7pm.

Once inside, the men began racially abusing a man, before he was punched.

One of the suspects then threw an unknown liquid at the man - thought to be acid.

The victim reportedly suffered burns, although police say he sustained 'slight injuries' to his stomach.

The three suspects are described as white, aged in their 30s, with short dark hair.

One was wearing a black t-shirt which featured a white ‘W’ logo, one was wearing a chequered shirt and a long black anorak, and one was wearing a camouflage print top.

Despite the nature of the incident, which police became aware of on Monday morning, police are treating it as 'isolated'.

Police say it is "inappropriate" to go into any detail about what was said or the race of the victim.

Detective Sergeant Steven Boddy, of the Three Rivers local crime unit, said: “Due to the nature of the comments made during the incident, this is being treated as a racially aggravated assault. We are currently following multiple lines of enquiries in order to identify the suspects, which includes house to house enquiries, and identifying all CCTV opportunities.

"If you were in the area at the time and believe that you may have witnessed the incident, or may have information which could help us to identify those involved, please get in contact with us.

"I fully appreciate incidents of this nature are likely to cause concern in the local community, but we are currently treating this as isolated."

Anyone with any information can call police on 101 or visit herts.police.uk/report quoting reference 41/97607/19, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.