Lowestoft Acid Attack - Man Charged

Detectives investigating a serious assault in which a corrosive substance was sprayed in the face of a woman in Lowestoft have charged a man in connection with the incident.

38 year-old Leon Thompson, of Alma Road, Lowestoft, was charged last night (Friday 15th) with throwing a corrosive fluid with intent to disfigure and cause GBH. He will appear before Ipswich Magistrates this morning.

A 25 year-old man arrested in Lowestoft on Friday for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm remains in custody at the Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre, where he will be questioned.

Meanwhile the victim, a woman in her 20s, is still in the James Paget Hospital being treated for chemical burns to her face, neck and chest.

Police are also continuing to remind people in the London Road South area - the scene of Thursday morning's incident - not to pick up any sports/water bottles (possibly a Lucozade bottle) and contact police on 101 if they spot it.

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