Masked men throw acid at woman’s face in targeted attack

A woman has been left with burns to her face after three men threw acid at her in sydney‘s CBD overnight.

Emergency services were called to a restaurant on Dixon Street, Haymarket, after reports an injured woman had sought refuge inside at 11pm last night.

Police were told the 32-year-old woman was standing on the street when a black hatchback stopped in front of her.

A woman has been left with serious burns to her face after three men threw acid at her in Sydney overnight.
Police believe the attack was targeted. (9News)

Three men wearing facemasks got out of the car and threw acid at the woman’s face.

They then got back in the car and drove away.

The woman was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital to be treated for facial injuries.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Andrew Bibby said chemical burns to the face can be life-threatening.

“When paramedics arrived, this patient was very distressed and appeared to be struggling to breathe. Her face was quite swollen as a result of the chemical substance which was also impacting her vision,” he said.

“A chemical burn to any part of the body is extremely concerning let alone to a person’s face. Of all the injuries paramedics attend, burns can be the most painful and difficult to manage.”

“A facial burn can also have life-changing consequences such as blindness and horrendous scarring.”

Police believe the attack was targeted.

Detective Acting Inspector Sean West said police are investigating whether the motive was personal or over a relationship.

They are also investigating links to organized crime.

“The precise motive of the attack is under investigation,” he said.

A woman has been left with serious burns to her face after three men threw acid at her in Sydney overnight.
The woman has been hospitalized with burns to her face. (9News)

“This is completely unacceptable.”

A crime scene was established and officers are investigating the incident.

Inspector West described it as a “heinous” attack.

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