Woman Attacked With Acid In Petersfield

Police are appealing for information after two men broke into a flat in Petersfield and attacked a woman with what's believed to have been an acid solution.

It happened at Station Road, Petersfield at around 8.15pm on Thursday, September 29

Two men, wearing balaclavas forced their way into a flat and and started to ransack the premises. When the resident tried to challenge the pair, she was squirted in the face with what is believed to be a weak acid solution

Detective Sergeant Ewan Gardner of Alton CID said:

 "This was a terrifying ordeal for the woman, who believes she was specifically targeted.. Thankfully she was not injured.

"Despite local enquiries we have been unable to identify these men, but we're sure someone in the local community knows who they are.

"We would urge anyone with any information to get in touch; any information given will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and can be given anonymously.

He added:

 "I would like to reassure the public that we believe this was an isolated incident".

The first man is described as:


-Between 20 and 30 years old

-6 ft 3 tall

-Medium build

-Wearing dark clothing, a hood over his head, and a green scarf over his face

The second man is described as:


-20-30 years old

-5 ft 9 tall

-Stocky build

-Wearing black clothing and a black balaclava

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Gardner at Alton CID on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111. Mini-Com users can call 01962 875000. From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight call 0845 045 45 45.