Women suffers serious burns after corrosive substance thrown in her face

Women suffers serious burns after corrosive substance thrown in her face

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in the South East of the city.

The incident happened around 8.40pm on Friday 9th November at an address in Captains Road.

A 37-year-old woman answered the door of the property where a male, wearing a dark hooded tracksuit, threw a corrosive substance on her.

The victim sustained serious burns to her face and neck and has been taken to Hospital where she continues to be treated.

Inquiries to identify the male responsible are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

He is described as male early twenties, 5ft 11ins tall with a slim build and wearing dark coloured matching tracksuit, grey hooded top pulled up, item covering face, dark gloves, dark trainers with light reflective sections

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 him, or who has any other information relevant to this investigation should contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident 4125 of the 9th November.

Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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