A woman who had bleached squirted at her head as she walked through an alleyway has thanked passers-by who she believes helped save her sight.
The victim was walking along a path between Newtown Road and George Street in Eastleigh, Hampshire, at 9.20am on Monday when the attack happened.
The 46-year-old said she screamed and used her panic alarm which alerted local residents who took her to the home of a former nurse, Sara Harrison, who helped by pouring water on her face until paramedics arrived.
The victim, who did not want to be named, told the Southern Daily Echo:
– Bleach attack victim
My eyes were stinging. I was screaming and crying. I was worried about my eyes, worried about what was going to happen to me. I don't feel safe. Why did somebody do it to me? I'm not doing any wrong.
– Hampshire police spokesman
The 46-year-old local woman has told officers someone approached her from behind and assaulted her. She was taken to the Southampton General Hospital and treated for irritation to her skin and eyes. Police would like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area at the time."