Suspected Acid Attack In Lowestoft

A woman in her 20s has suffered facial injuries after a suspected acid attack in Lowestoft.

Police were called by the ambulance service at 8.20am to London Road South, Lowestoft, with a report 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, who is aged in her 20s has sustained injuries to her face and neck. In the first instance she has been taken to the James Paget Hospital to be treated for her injuries.
 
Searches of the area have been carried out by officers and with the use of the police helicopter.
 
At around 10.35am a 38 year-old man was detained and arrested by officers in the town on suspicion of assault, he has been 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.

Searches of the area around London Road South, The Avenue, All Saints Road and along an alleyway behind the Kirkley cemetery are being carried to locate the bottle which may still have some of the corrosive liquid inside.

Police are asking members of the public not to pick up any discarded bottles similar to the one described which they may find in the immediate vicinity of where the assault took place but to call Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 65 of 14/8/14.

An area along All Saints Road in Lowestoft remains cordoned off whilst police continue with their enquiries and gather evidence.

The area will need to remain cordoned off in order to professionally clear the area of the liquid.

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