Police appeal after acid attack on woman in Isle of Dogs

The incident took place on Westferry Road

The incident took place on Westferry Road

Thursday, December 28, 2017

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

Police were called just before 7pm on Wednesday December 27 to Westferry Road, E14 to a report of a woman injured after having a noxious substance thrown on her.

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 which is where police attended.

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

Police say there have been no arrests, 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 witnessed this incident or has any information that could assist the investigation is advised to call Tower Hamlets CID on 0208 754 4550 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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