A man remains in custody this morning, Friday 15 August following a serious assault on a woman in Lowestoft.
Police were called by the ambulance service at 8.20am, Thursday 14 August to London Road South, Lowestoft (at the junction with The Avenue) with a report that a woman had received facial injuries after having a liquid squirted in her face.
A man had squirted the woman in the face with the liquid from a bottle.
The woman, who is aged in her 20s sustained serious burn injuries to her face, neck and chest and remains in hospital in a serious condition.
Following searches of the area a 38 year old man from Lowestoft was arrested a short while later on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and he remains in custody at the Gt Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning.
Police have been continuing with their enquiries and have been searching the area for the bottle which was used in the attack.
A witness described the bottle as being sports style and possibly a Lucozade bottle.
Two bottles matching this description have been recovered by police and will be sent off for forensic testing.
At this stage, as it has not yet been ascertained whether either of these are the offending bottle, police are reminding members of the public not to pick up any discarded bottles matching this description but to call police on 101.
A cordon which was put in place around the area of the assault in London Road South has now been lifted.
Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to call Lowestoft CID on 101 quoting crime reference LO/14/4110 or Crimestoppers onÂ 0800 555 111.