24/07/2018 14:13 BST | Updated 25/07/2018 11:15 BST

Birmingham Acid Attack: Woman, 47, Suffers Serious Burns After Corrosive Substance Thrown In Her Face

She was attacked by someone passing on a moped or pushbike.

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Woman, 47, is suffering from serious burns after acid was thrown in her face in Birmingham. File image.

A 47-year-old woman has been seriously injured after a corrosive substance was thrown in her face in Birmingham on Tuesday, police have said.

West Midlands Police said the woman was attacked shortly after 10am by someone passing her on a moped or pushbuke in Ladywood.

Police said in a statement: “The woman, who is 47-years-old, is thought to have been in the vicinity of Northbrook Street when the substance was thrown at her by someone on a passing moped or pushbike.

“She has been taken to hospital with serious injuries to her face.”

This latest attack comes just days after a three-year-old boy was targeted in a retail store in Tallow Hill at the weekend.