Woman in her 20s ‘attacked with noxious substance’ outside Brixton station

Police are investigating after a woman was reportedly attacked with a “noxious substance” outside a Tube station in London.

Officers said the woman, in her 20s, may have been on a bus at the time of the incident in Brixton Road, near Brixton station, at about 1.45pm.

The victim has been taken to hospital and police have confirmed her injuries were not life-changing or life-threatening.

They said she did not suffer any major burns.

No arrests have been made and officers are looking for a male suspect.

“This attack appears to be a targeted & not random,” Lambeth Police said in statement posted to Twitter.

Reports on social media described the victim being hosed down with water by firefighters.

The attack comes after three people were injured when they were doused with a “noxious substance” during a fight between two groups in Hackney, east London on Sunday.

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