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Woman left with burns after ‘unknown substance’ thrown at her in Basingstoke pub

The attack happened at the Golden Lion pub in Basingstoke, Hampshire  (Google)
The attack happened at the Golden Lion pub in Basingstoke, Hampshire (Google)

Police have issued an urgent appeal after a 52-year-old woman was left with burns when she had a “substance” thrown at her in a pub.

The woman, who was left “extremely distressed”, was walking through the Golden Lion pub in Basingstoke, Hampshire, when she had the chemical thrown in her hair and on her back.

The substance caused a burning sensation to her skin and left her with blisters as she had to have her hair removed due to matting, police said.

The attack occurred some time between 9.30pm and 10pm on Saturday, February 10. Two men aged 48 and 53, both from Basingstoke, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent.

Witnesses can provide information by calling 101 and quoting 44240061292, or by visiting the Hampshire Constabulary website.

It comes as Kent police said it was investigating a separate incident in Ramsgate after a man was rushed to hospital with burn injuries from a “noxious substance” on Sunday.

Police said the man was walking along Manston Road at 8.20pm and was attacked as he entered the St Laurence Graveyard, the churchyard of the St Laurence-In-Thanet Church in the village of St Lawrence.

He was rushed to hospital for treatment of burns to the back of his head. He remains there, but his injuries are not life-threatening.

The force is appealing for witnesses after an investigation was launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.