Acid attack on woman in Blackrock, Co Dublin 'may have been planned by another woman'
An acid attack on a woman in an Irish city may have been planned by another woman, according to reports.
The woman, who is understood to be a Chinese national, was walking in an area close to Merrion Wood and Seamount Apartments near Stillorgan Road in Blackrock, Co Dublin when the incident happened.
The attack took place at around 10pm on Friday shortly after the 32-year-old victim had left her place of work, Dublin Live reports .
And the Irish Independent say that it is believed that the woman may have been targeted due to her involvement in a "tangled" relationship.
Another woman is believed to be a potential suspect in the case and was involved in the planning of the revenge attack.
A man who is believed to have been wearing a balaclava ambushed the victim, before dragging her into a nearby laneway, where he poured acid over her face before fleeing.
The injured woman was rushed to hospital where she is being treated for her injuries.
A garda statement said: "Gardai at Blackrock Co Dublin are investigating a serious assault on a young female which occurred shortly after 10pm on Friday the 1st of December 2017 in the vicinity of a path between Merrion Woods to Seamount Apartments, Blackrock, Co Dublin.
"During the attack it is believed a caustic substance was used, resulting in injuries to the injured party's face and hands.
"Gardai are appealing to walkers, taxi drivers, delivery drivers or any persons who were in the vicinity of the following areas, Rosemount Terrace, Fosterbrook, Merrion Woods and Seamount Apartments between 9.30pm and 10.30pm last Friday who may have observed anything suspicious and may have information or relevance dash camera footage.
"Gardai are partic ularly interested in a lone male, heavy set wearing dark clothing who was in the area at the time."
Members of the public who may have any information in relation to the attack can contact Blackrock Garda Station on 01-6665200 , the Garda confidential line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.Source: Google News