A WOMAN has been left with blisters after a substance was thrown over her at a pub in Basingstoke.

The attack occurred some time between 9.30pm and 10pm on Saturday, February 10, when the 52-year-old woman was at the Golden Lion pub in Jay’s Close.

As the woman walked through the pub she had a substance thrown in her hair and on her back. It caused a burning sensation to her skin and for her hair to matt. 

Police have said she did not require any medical treatment.

Work is ongoing to establish what the substance is but it is not thought to be acid.

A Hampshire police spokesperson said: "There was a band playing in the pub at the time of the incident and it was very crowded.

"Were you there? The woman was wearing a leopard print top. Did you see her, or did you witness the incident? Did you take any photos or video footage while you were there? You may have caught the incident on your camera.

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"The woman has been left extremely distressed by what happened to her. She has suffered reddening to her skin, blisters, and had to have most of her hair cut off due to the matting."

Two men aged 48 and 53, both from Basingstoke, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent and have been released on bail until Friday, May 10.

You can provide information by calling 101 and quoting 44240061292, or by visiting the hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report.