Woman, 22, has suffered 'life changing injuries' after acid was thrown in her face on Isle of Wight

Woman in hospital after acid attack

Woman in hospital after acid attack

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A WOMAN is being treated for “life changing injuries” after having what is believed to be acid thrown into her face.

The 22-year-old woman was admitted to hospital in the early hours of today where she was treated for facial burns after an incident in Sandown on the Isle of Wight.

In a statement from Hampshire police Det Insp Floyd Higginson said the burns were thought to have been inflicted by “a corrosive liquid”.

Two women had been arrested in connection with the incident and were last night being questioned by officers.

A 48 year old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing Grievous Bodily harm with intent while a 24-year-old woman was being questioned on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Det Insp Higginson said the incident was thought o be an isolated one and that no one else was being sought in connection with their investigation.

After initial treatment the victim was subsequently been transferred to a specialist burns unit.

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7:00pm Wed 4 Jun 14

03alpe01 says...

hope she manages to pull through ok!
hope she manages to pull through ok! 03alpe01
  • Score: 33

9:17pm Wed 4 Jun 14

downfader says...

The scum who did this should get life. Its a horrific thing to do. Hope the lady is able to recover, too.
The scum who did this should get life. Its a horrific thing to do. Hope the lady is able to recover, too. downfader
  • Score: 32

3:16am Thu 5 Jun 14

excusemoi says...

The perpetrator will be charged under S20 of The Offences Act. Lets hope she will never do this again. Just hope the victim is alright and makes a good recovery.
The perpetrator will be charged under S20 of The Offences Act. Lets hope she will never do this again. Just hope the victim is alright and makes a good recovery. excusemoi
  • Score: 9

7:05am Thu 5 Jun 14

Kirsty666 says...

With so many assaults and murders. Happening life should mean life not slap oh well never mind!!
With so many assaults and murders. Happening life should mean life not slap oh well never mind!! Kirsty666
  • Score: 6

7:58am Thu 5 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

excusemoi wrote:
The perpetrator will be charged under S20 of The Offences Act. Lets hope she will never do this again. Just hope the victim is alright and makes a good recovery.
No, that only carries 5 years. Most likely it'll be S18 OAPA 1861, less likely S29 - if still in force. Both carry life. Seems to be a speciality of dysfunctional sub-cultures in our country.
[quote][p][bold]excusemoi[/bold] wrote: The perpetrator will be charged under S20 of The Offences Act. Lets hope she will never do this again. Just hope the victim is alright and makes a good recovery.[/p][/quote]No, that only carries 5 years. Most likely it'll be S18 OAPA 1861, less likely S29 - if still in force. Both carry life. Seems to be a speciality of dysfunctional sub-cultures in our country. Dai Rear
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