Teenager is charged after acid is thrown on woman

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A TEENAGER has been charged following an acid attack on a woman on her doorstep.

The 28-year-old victim suffered injuries to her face and upper body after acid was sprayed in her face in Romford, north-east London.

Scotland Yard said the 15-year-old boy is in custody and will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today, accused of throwing corrosive fluid on a person with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

The woman – who is called Tara but has asked for her surname not to be used – answered the door to a stranger who asked to speak to “Michelle” shortly before 9pm on April 30.

He returned about 30 minutes later and squirted an acidic substance in her face from a bottle, according to police. The woman shut the door after the assault and rinsed her face with water while an ambulance was called.

Her dog also required treatment but the animal is not thought to have suffered long-term injuries.