Woman in­jured in sus­pected acid at­tack

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

Awom­an­hashad­her­face se­verely burned after a man threw “acid” at her.

The 37-year-old woman an­swered the door in Ed­in­burgh when she was at­tacked with a cor­ro­sive sub­stance.

She is in hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous burns to her face and neck fol­low­ing the as­sault on Fri­day night, which po­lice say was tar­geted.

A man ap­proached the house on Cap­tains Road in the south­east of the city around 8.40pm, and when the woman an­swered the door he threw the sub­stance in her face.

Dressed in dark clothes and with his face cov­ered, the sus­pect has been de­scribed as around 5ft 11in, in his early 20s with a slim build.

He was wear­ing a grey hooded top which was pulled up, a dark track­suit, dark gloves and dark train­ers with re­flec­tive pan­els on them.

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. “Any­one who recog­nises the at­tacker, or who has any other in­for­ma­tion rel­e­vant to this in­ves­ti­ga­tion should con­tact po­lice im­me­di­ately.”

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