A care assistant was attacked by a gang who threw acid on her as she walked home from work in Merseyside.
Rita Cartwright had just finished a 12-hour shift when she was targeted and verbally abused by the group of teenagers.
The 60-year-old was walking along Ashville Road, close to Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead, on Wednesday at around 8.10pm when four males approached her.
Mum-of-three Rita said she kept walking but could feel a burning sensation on her foot the whole way.
It was only as she went to get into the bath after returning from work that she noticed something was wrong.
Rita, who lives in Prenton, says she doesn't think she will be able to walk home from work any more and that the incident has left her scared and uneasy.
Merseyside police confirmed they were investigating the incident and that they were looking for four males aged around 16 or 17.
The suspects were described as wearing dark or grey clothing and two had Parka-style coats with fur around the collar. All wore their hoods up.
Detective Inspector Brian O’Hagan said:
- Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.