Acid attack victim suffers life-changing injuries

A woman who was the victim of an acid attack in London has sustained life-changing injuries.

Detectives from Tower Hamlets are appealing for information after the woman was sprayed with a noxious substance.

Police were called just before 7pm on Wednesday (27 December) to Westferry Road, E14.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service. The victim, aged 26, was taken to hospital with life-changing burn injuries to her leg and face.

It is believed the victim was attacked in Marsh Wall, near South Quay DLR station, before running to Westferry Road.

The substance has been tested and confirmed as a strong acid solution.

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue to establish the circumstances.

Officers are currently reviewing CCTV and pursuing a number of leads to identify the suspect, who was not seen by the victim.

Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to call Tower Hamlets CID on 0208 754 4550 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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