Police investigating after liquid leaves teen with blistered skin

The student was treated at the James Paget University Hospital Picture: Sonya Duncan

The student was treated at the James Paget University Hospital Picture: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Police are appealing for information after a girl in Gorleston was splashed with a liquid that left her with blistered skin.

The 15-year-old Lynn Grove High School student was walking along Church Road with a friend on Tuesday at around 3pm when she felt the liquid hit her, as a car passed and beeped its horn.

Initially, the teen thought the splash was water from a puddle, however, her arm started to burn and sting.

The student received treatment at the James Paget University Hospital, where it was confirmed her skin had reacted to an irritant.

A police spokesman said: “The victim suffered slight skin irritation. Tests have confirmed this was not a corrosive substance.

“We are investigating circumstances of the incident, talking to witnesses and carrying out CCTV enquiries.”

Anyone with information call PC Grant Buchanan of Gorleston Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.