Police investigate after fluid thrown at woman

PUBLISHED: 10:34 20 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:34 20 July 2018

Police on the scene in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar. Picture: Marcin Kosior.

Police on the scene in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar. Picture: Marcin Kosior.


A woman was rushed to hospital after a substance was thrown at her from a passing vehicle.

The QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City [Picture: Alan Davies]The QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City [Picture: Alan Davies]

Police were called by the ambulance at 6.26pm to the QEII in Welwyn Garden City to reports that a woman had been splashed with an unknown substance from a passing vehicle in Darkes Lane, Potter Bar, at around 5.10pm.

It is understood that the woman’s arm was left with a “tingling” sensation.

A police spokeswoman said: “Significant enquiries were carried out and it was established that the substance was not corrosive and was likely to be a drink.

“The woman had not suffered any injuries.

“The incident is being dealt with as a common assault.”

The fire service also attended to assist with enquiries at the QEII.

More news stories

17 minutes ago

Older and vulnerable Welwyn Hatfield residents have received hand-delivered boxes of Christmas cheer.


A family have spoken of their “absolute shock” after waking up to discover their Range Rover had been stolen by keyless car thieves.


A WGC-based charity has won a Government grant to help transform the lives of carers and their families in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Yesterday, 16:51

A man who shook a crying, teething baby in Hatfield was today given a chance to put the incident behind him.

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards