CCTV shows female suspect believed involved in acid attack on woman

Hunt for ‘acid attacker’ in Covid visor: Police issue CCTV of woman who ‘left female victim with horrific injuries after throwing skin-melting liquid in her FACE while she stood on doorstep

  • Woman in her 20s attacked in Steine Gardens, Brighton, on Thursday at 4.20pm
  • Police have released CCTV footage of the female suspect wearing a face shield 
  • The victim is still in hospital and may never fully recover from her facial injuries

A woman in her 20s may never fully recover from her facial injuries after she had acid thrown over her while standing in her own doorway.

Police have released CCTV footage of a female suspect after the attack on Thursday at around 4.20pm.

The victim, from Steine Gardens, Brighton, was taken to hospital where she remains with potentially life changing injuries.

The suspect has been described by witnesses as a black woman, around 5’6″ tall and as carrying a blue rucksack and wearing a face visor.

The clip released by Sussex Police shows a woman entering a supermarket wearing an orange hooded jumper, light blue jeans, white trainers and a visor.


Police have released CCTV footage of a female suspect believe to have been involved in an acid attack on a young woman in Steine Gardens, Brighton, on Thursday

Brighton and Hove Chief Inspector Nick Dias said: ‘Our officers continue to work tirelessly to identify the suspect in relation to this matter and ensure an arrest is made.

‘We need your help in identifying the person in the footage, do you recognise them?

‘We believe the suspect fled towards Princes Street, Brighton, and then towards the seafront. We are urging anyone who witnessed someone acting suspiciously in this area between the hours of 3pm and 5pm on Thursday to make contact with us.

‘Patrols continue to be stepped up in the city, please do come and talk to one of us if you have any information or concerns.’

Anyone with information is asked to report in on the Sussex Police website or call 101 quoting Operation Overstone. 

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