Sydney TikTok personality in alleged acid attack: 'S*** job'

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NSW Police are appealing to the community for assistance following an alleged acid attack outside a popular restaurant in Sydney's CBD late on Good Friday.

About 11.15pm, emergency services were called to a restaurant in Haymarket in Chinatown, after concerns were raised for an injured woman who had sought refuge inside.

Authorities were told a 32-year-old woman, since identified as Sydney TikTok personality Jenny Elhassan, was standing on the street, when a black hatchback stopped in front of her.

Three men wearing face masks jumped out of the vehicle, when a substance, believed to be acid, was thrown at Ms Elhassan's face.

The men then got back in the vehicle and fled the scene, police said in a statement.

Ms Elhassan has since posted a number of distressing videos on TikTok after the attack.
Ms Elhassan has since posted a number of distressing videos on TikTok after the attack. Source: TikTok

"When paramedics arrived, this patient was very distressed and appeared to be struggling to breath," NSW Ambulance Inspector Andrew Bibby said.

"Her face was quite swollen as a result of the chemical substance which was also impacting her vision."

Insp Bibby said of all the injuries paramedics treat, burns were probably the most painful and difficult to manage.

"Acid has the potential to be life-threatening because not only does it damage the skin but also the underlying tissue," he said.

"The added complication with a facial burn is that it is very likely to impact the patient's airway internally. That requires a very fast trip to hospital for medical and sometimes surgical intervention."

A crime scene was established, and the substance was assessed by NSW Fire and Rescue HAZMAT crews.

Victim posts hospital video after attack

Ms Elhassan was taken to Royal North Shore hospital to be treated following the alleged attack which police described as "heinous" and "targeted", The Daily Telegraph reported.

In a post to social media, she said things would have been much worse had she not been wearing her glasses at the time of the incident.

The attack occurred on Dixon street in Sydney's Chinatown late on Friday night. Source: Getty (file)
The attack occurred on Dixon street in Sydney's Chinatown late on Friday night. Source: Getty (file)

In a separate video, she showed off her burns and said the man who threw the substance did a "s*** job".

"The burn marks on my neck and my face – that's it," she said. "Very s*** job ... My daughter could have thrown it better."

While it's unclear what exactly the substance was, authorities believed it was corrosive.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests had been made by Saturday afternoon, police told Yahoo News Australia.

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