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Woman remains in serious condition after chemical attack

A woman in her 20s remains in hospital with serious burns to her face, neck and chest following a chemical attack in Lowestoft on Thursday.

A corrosive liquid was squirted in the face of the victim at about 8.20am at London Road South.

A 38-year-old man remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

So far, officers have found two sports-style bottles matching a description given by a witness but have yet to determine whether they were used in the assault. They have been sent for forensic testing.

Police are continuing to urge members of the public not to pick up any discarded bottles in the area but to call police on 101.

Police search for sports bottle in chemical attack investigation

Police are investigating a suspected chemical attack in Lowestoft. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police in Lowestoft are urging people not to pick up any discarded sports bottles as they investigate a chemical attack in the town.

Officers were called to London Road South in Lowestoft at 8.20am after a woman suffered facial injuries when liquid was squirted in her face.

It is thought the substance was corrosive.

A witness has described the liquid being squirted from a sports-style bottle, possibly a Lucozade bottle.

Police are searching the area around London Road South, The Avenue, All Saints Road and along an alleyway behind the Kirkley cemetery to try to find the bottle which may still have some of the liquid inside.


Woman injured in chemical attack in Lowestoft

A woman has been left with facial injuries following a chemical attack in Lowestoft.

A man has been arrested in connection with the assault which police believe involved a corrosive liquid.

It happened in the town on Thursday morning at All Saints Road.

The woman, who is in her 20s, suffered injuries to her face and neck after an as-yet unidentified liquid was thrown at her.

She has been taken to the James Paget Hospital.

At about 10.35am, a 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

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

Man charged with robbery after pensioner attacked in Lowestoft churchyard

A 44-year-old man has been charged in connection with the robbery of an elderly man in Lowestoft on Thursday 31 July.

The incident happened at around 5.10pm in St Margaret's Churchyard when the victim, an 88-year-old man, was tending to his family's graves when he was hit across the back of the head with a glass bottle and had his wallet stolen.

Patrick Bird, of Newcome Court, Oulton, Lowestoft, has been charged with one count of robbery and also one count of theft from a shop, in relation to an incident occurring on the same day in which a bottle of wine was stolen from a convenience store.

Bird has been remanded in police custody and will appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning, Saturday 2 August.

Suffolk: Man fined for swallowing live goldfish

Jack Blowers downed two goldfish. Credit: PA

A man who downed two goldfish as part of a Neknomination dare before regurgitating them has been fined by magistrates.

Jack Blowers was sober when he went to a local shop to buy the fish, Lowestoft Magistrates' Court in Suffolk heard.

The 20-year-old was filmed setting up a pint-sized aquarium, complete with gravel and fish food, in a glass before drinking it in one go.

The clip, which was uploaded to Facebook, goes on to show him vomiting up the contents of the glass into a toilet. He then rescued the fish and took them to his grandmother's house, where he put them in her fish bowl.

They survived and are still alive today, prosecutor Kevin Batch said.

However, Mr Batch said the RSPCA prosecution was in the public interest because of the level of "pre-meditation" involved.

Blowers' lawyer said he did not realise what he did was illegal.

Blowers, of Cranfield Close, Lowestoft, pleaded guilty to failing to protect the fish from suffering and failing to meeting their needs on February 8 this year.

A vet's report presented to the magistrates confirmed that the fish would have suffered.

Blowers' friend, Joseph Meikle, 20, also from Lowestoft, filmed the stunt and has since accepted a caution.

Chair of the bench Philip Key fined Blowers £200 and ordered him to pay legal costs of £600. He also disqualified him from keeping animals for 12 months.


'Lovin' it': Lowestoft McDonald's workers crowned as World Champions

Now as you may or may not know we're down to the last four in football's World Cup.

Tonight, the hosts Brazil take on Germany. Tomorrow, the Netherlands play Argentina - a match you can see live on ITV.

Sadly, England were knocked out more than a fortnight ago -but ecliped by a team from our region which has done rather well.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

Ladies fast food footy team compete in Brazil

Fast food footy champions Credit: McDonald's

Now if you thought England had come away from the World Cup with nothing then think again.

A team of ladies who work at fast food restaurants around Lowestoft in Suffolk and Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, won the chance to go to Brazil.

They won the McDonald's European football challenge. They topped that by beating a team from Brazil in Rio to return home as World Champions.

The team in action Credit: McDonald's
World Champions Credit: McDonald's
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