Women suffer ‘serious burns’ after corrosive substance attack

Police hunt two men after assault in Carfin, North Lanarkshire, on Sunday morning.

Women suffer ‘serious burns’ after corrosive substance attack Police Scotland

Two women suffered “serious burns” after men threw a corrosive substance on them in North Lanarkshire.

Police are looking for two men, who arrived at a property in Carfin on Sunday, around, 12.05am, and smashed the window.

They then threw a corrosive substance on two women, aged 21 and 42, who were within the address in Motherwell Road.

Both were were taken to University Hospital Wishaw by the Scottish Ambulance Service and were released after receiving treatment.

An investigation has been launched as police try to identify the men responsible.

Officers believe a car used in the attack was found burnt out a short time later in North and South Road, Motherwell.

Detective sergeant Jim Williamson said: “We are still working to establish the motive surrounding this attack, however, we believe this was a targeted attack.

“Officers are conducting a number of enquiries in the local area today and the public will see an increased police presence.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have heard or seen anything around the time of the incident which may help with our enquiries, to get in touch.

“We are particularly interested in the movements of the vehicle, believed to be a small hatchback and possibly a Suzuki Baleno.

“If you saw this car in the area last night, or in the days prior to the assault, please come forward to assist our inquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.