Isle of Dogs acid attack leaves woman with ‘life-changing’ injuries

The woman was attacked in Westferry Road. Picture credit: Google.

The woman was attacked in Westferry Road. Picture credit: Google. - Credit: Archant

A woman has suffered life-changing injuries following an acid attack on the Isle of Dogs yesterday evening.

The 36-year-old victim was walking alone when a noxious substance was sprayed on her in Westferry Road just before 7pm.

She was rushed to hospital with burns to her face and leg.

Tests confirmed a strong acid solution was used by her attacker.

Detectives are currently trawling through CCTV footage to and following a number of leads to identify the suspect, who was not seen by the victim.


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Anyone with information should call Tower Hamlets CID on 0208 754 4550 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests.

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