Police are probing the possibility that a woman who believed to be the victim of an ‘acid attack’ may have “accidentally injured herself.”Err, how?
The emergency services were called to Northbrook Street, in Ladywood, after reports a rider on a moped or cycle had thrown a corrosive substance into the face of a 47-year-old woman, around 10.30am, on Tuesday.So who reported it. The victim? Someone else?
A statement released on the Birmingham Police website read: “Police investigating a reported acid attack in which a corrosive substance was said to have been thrown at a woman in Ladywood are keeping an open mind.
“Officers were called at around 10am on Tuesday following reports that the 47-year-old had a substance thrown at her by someone on a passing vehicle in the Northbrook Street area.
“Police are carrying out a number of enquiries, including a CCTV trawl of the area.
“Detectives are also exploring the possibility that the woman has accidentally injured herself.
“The woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries to her face and remains in a serious condition.”Note that the police aren't - yet! - 'exploring the possibility' she deliberately injured herself.