Suffolk

Lowestoft liquid attack inquiry leads to second arrest

A police helicopter close to the scene Image copyright Suffolk & Norfolk Travel Information
Image caption A police helicopter was used as part of the investigation

A second man has been arrested after a woman in her 20s suffered injuries to her face and neck when a "corrosive" liquid was thrown at her.

The woman was attacked in the London Road South area of Lowestoft on Thursday morning.

A 38-year-old man was arrested later the same day after a search involving a police helicopter.

Police said a man, 25, has now been detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

Image caption Police sealed off an area following the incident

He has been taken to the Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said the substance was believed to have been of a "corrosive nature".

A sports-type bottle, possibly a Lucozade bottle, was used in the attack - and police are reminding members of the public not to pick up any discarded bottles in the area of London Road South/The Avenue/Kirkley Cemetery but call police.

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