Woman attacked with 'ammonia' in targeted incident in Fleetwood

Emergency services at the scene in Fleetwood. Credit: Lancs Live/MEN Media

A woman was taken to hospital after being attacked with a substance believed to be ammonia.

Emergency services were called to a property in Fleetwood, Lancashire, at around 1.30pm on Sunday 3 March, following reports a woman had a liquid thrown in her face.

The woman, aged in her 30s, was taken to hospital following the incident.

She has since been discharged.Lancashire Police believe the incident was a targeted attack and do not believe there to be any threat to the wider public.

A 19-year-old man from Fleetwood has since been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding. He is currently in custody.

Det Insp Kirsty Wyatt said: "It is only a matter of luck that this victim did not receive more significant injuries and we are treating this extremely seriously."

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