Young woman burnt in face with boiling hot water outside Kilburn bar amid fears of fresh acid attack

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A young woman was burnt in the face with boiling hot water outside a bar amid fears of a fresh acid attack

Police, ambulance and fire crews jumped into action early on Saturday morning after initial reports came through that a woman had been attacked with a corrosive liquid in Kilburn.

The victim, aged 27, was hit with scalding liquid by an unknown attacker at just before 2.30am on Saturday.

Photos from the scene last night show the Brondes Age bar and restaurant on Kilburn High Road in north west London cordoned off by police tape as emergency workers stand near to the entrance.

The area was still cordoned off on Saturday morning as police investigated. (@Paperm00nn)

The floor around the front of the shop was darkened by what appears to be liquid.

According to the Met Police, it was not clear at first whether the woman had been the latest victim of a spate of acid attacks across the capital.

It later emerged she had been sprayed with hot water, burning her face. Paramedics treated the woman for the burns and she was rushed to a hospital in central London.

Fire engines, ambulances and police rushed to the scene. (LFB Camden)

Police are still trying to find the suspect and establish what happened, a Met spokesman said.

It comes after growing numbers of people have been targeted with high-strength acid, mainly in the east of the capital.

Police figures reveal boroughs Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney are the four boroughs with the highest number of acid attacks in the last three years. 

In July, five moped drivers were targeted in a 90-minute rampage across Hackney and Islington which left one man blinded in one eye.

An investigation by the Standard carried out last month found industrial strength acid is being sold without question in Hackney.

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