Woman charged with throwing acid in ex-husband’s face

A WOMAN has been charged after she allegedly threw corrosive fluid (acid) into the face of her ex-husband.

The horrific attack happened about 1.30pm on Monday, when the 55-year-old woman turned up to the workplace of her former partner at Silverwater.

Police said the pair became involved in a verbal confrontation before the woman walked into the office kitchen.


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“It’s alleged the woman returned to the room with a mug of corrosive fluid that was thrown in the face of the man,” police said in a statement.

The man was rushed to Concord Emergency Burns Unit where he remains in a stable condition with burn injuries to his eye.

The 55-year-old woman was arrested a short time later at a home in Belfield.

She was taken to Auburn Police Station where she was served an Appended Domestic Violence Order, and charged with throw fluid with intent to burn/maim cause grievous bodily harm (DV), and larceny.

She was refused bail and will appear in Burwood Local Court today.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast

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