Police investigate after fluid thrown at woman

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

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

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] - Credit: 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.


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

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

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