Man Still In Custody After Suspected Acid Attack In Lowestoft

15 August 2014, 11:00

A man is still being questioned by police after a woman had a liquid thrown in her face in Lowestoft.

Police were called by the ambulance service at 8.20am yesterday to London Road South to reports that a woman had received facial injuries after having a liquid thrown in her face
 
Although the substance has not yet been identified it is believed to have been of a corrosive nature.

The woman in her 20s sustained serious burns to her face, neck and chest and remains in hospital in a serious condition.

After searches of the area using the police helicopter, 38 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grevious bodily harm, he was taken to the Gt Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning. 

A witness has described the liquid being squirted from a sports style bottle, possibly a Lucozade bottle.

Police have found two bottles in the area that match the description and have sent them off for forensic testing.

Despite this, police are still asking members of the public not to pick up any discarded bottles but to call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 65 of 14/8/14

A cordon that was put in place around the area has now been lifted.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact Lowestoft CID on 101 quoting crime reference LO/14/4110 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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