Woman walking alone attacked with acid in London

The 36-year-old victim has suffered life-changing burns to her leg and face after she was sprayed with acid in an attack.

A woman has suffered life-changing injuries after she was sprayed with acid in East London, police have confirmed.

An investigation has been launched after the woman was hit with a “noxious substance” while walking alone in Canary Wharf on 27 December.

Tower Hamlets police were called just before 7pm to Westferry Road after the woman’s injuries were reported.

The 36-year-old woman has suffered life-changing burns to her face and leg.

Tests have been carried out on the substance and it has been confirmed to be a “strong acid solution”.

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No arrests have been made and officers are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry. The victim did not see her attacker.

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