Woman badly hurt af­ter doorstep acid at­tack

Gulf Times - - BRITAIN -

A woman is in hospi­tal with se­ri­ous burns af­ter open­ing the door to a masked at­tacker who threw a cor­ro­sive sub­stance in her face. The 37-year-old vic­tim was at­tacked on the doorstep of a prop­erty in Cap­tain’s Road, in the south­ern suburbs of Ed­in­burgh, about 8.40pm on Fri­day. Po­lice Scot­land said they be­lieve it was a tar­geted at­tack and ap­pealed for in­for­ma­tion to help iden­tify the per­son re­spon­si­ble. The sus­pect was de­scribed as a male in his early 20s, 5’ 11” tall with a slim build, who was wear­ing a dark, hooded track­suit. His face was cov­ered and he was wear­ing dark gloves and dark train­ers with light re­flec­tive sec­tions. No de­tails of the type of sub­stance in­volved were re­leased. De­tec­tive in­spec­tor Ste­vie Rosie said: “We are still work­ing to es­tab­lish the mo­tive sur­round­ing this at­tack. “How­ever, we be­lieve this to be a tar­geted at­tack. Po­lice are sup­port­ing the vic­tim, who has sus­tained some very se­ri­ous in­juries to her face and neck.”

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