Woman has acid thrown at her face in Edinburgh

11 November 2018, 07:30 | Updated: 11 November 2018, 07:34

Captains Road

A woman's suffered serious burns after having acid thrown in her face on her doorstep in Edinburgh.

The 37-year-old was caught up in what police are calling a 'targeted attack' on Friday night in Captains Road.

The incident happened at around 8.40pm, when the woman answered the door of the property.

A man, wearing a dark hooded tracksuit, threw a corrosive substance on her.

The victim sustained serious burns to her face and neck and has been taken to hospital where she continues to be treated.

The attacker is described as in his early twenties, 5ft 11ins tall with a slim build and wearing dark coloured matching tracksuit, grey hooded top pulled up, item covering face, dark gloves, dark trainers with light reflective sections

Detective Inspector Stevie Rosie said: "We are still working to establish the motive surrounding this attack.

"However, we believe this to be a targeted attack . Police are supporting the victim, who has sustained some very serious injuries to her face and neck.

"Anyone who recognises him, or who has any other information relevant to this investigation should contact police immediately."

Those with information can contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident 4125 of the 9th November. Alternatively an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.