A woman has been left with horrific burns to her face and neck in a vicious ‘acid’ attack.
The 37-year-old was left suffering agonising injuries after opening the door to a hooded thug who threw the corrosive substance over her.
She remains in hospital receiving specialist treatment.
Police Scotland say they have now launched a manhunt to catch the attacker.
Detectives revealed the assault happened arpund 8.40pm last night at an undisclosed address on Captains Road in the south-east of Edinburgh.
The victim described how she opened the door to the property and a man dressed in a hooded tracksuit pounced.
It was unclear exactly what the corrosive substance was.
However she sustained serious burns to her face and neck and has been taken to hospital where police said today she continues to be treated.
Inquiries to identify the male responsible are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.
He was described as male early twenties, 5ft 11ins tall with a slim build and wearing dark coloured matching tracksuit, grey hooded top pulled up, item covering face, dark gloves, dark trainers with light reflective sections
Detective Inspector Stevie Rosie said: “We are still working to establish the motive surrounding this attack.
“However, we believe this to be a targeted attack . Police are supporting the victim, who has sustained some very serious injuries to her face and neck.
“Anyone who recognises him, or who has any other information relevant to this investigation should contact police immediately.”
Those with information were asked to contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident 4125 of the 9th November or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Source : HeraldScotland