Woman and baby doused in mysterious liquid after fight in Lidl car park – The Sun

A WOMAN and a baby were rushed to hospital after a liquid was thrown on them in a Lidl car park.

Police raced to the scene to the Lidl in Gipton, Leeds following reports of a fight between the woman and two men resulting in liquid being tossed on a her and a two-year-old boy at 7.16pm last night.

The woman, 27, and the baby were treated at the scene for skin irritation before being taken to a hospital.

West Yorkshire Police, paramedics and the fire service attended the scene and a cordon was put in place.

Officers washed down the scene and placed plastic sheets over the area.

They tested the liquid and found it was not corrosive as initial tests suggest it may have been antifreeze.

Police said the men were in a black Toyota Yaris car and one was described as a black, stocky, of medium height man in his mid 30s with a shaven head.


A spokesman for West Yorkshire police said: "Enquiries are ongoing following an incident in a supermarket car park in Gipton, Leeds yesterday in which a non-corrosive substance was thrown over a woman and child.

"Emergency services were called at around 7.16pm to the car park of the Lidl supermarket on Oak Tree, Lane, Gipton to an incident there.

"It took place following a dispute between the female victim and two males in a black Toyota Yaris car.

"A male from the Toyota then threw a substance over the 27-year-old female victim and a two-year-old boy in the car, before leaving the area.

"Both victims were treated at the scene for skin irritation and the child was also checked in hospital.

"Tests determined the substance was an anti freeze which caused some irritation to the victims but will have no long lasting effects.

"Police would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident or who saw the suspects leave the scene.

"One of them is described as a black, stocky, of medium height and in his mid 30s with a shaven head.

"Anyone who has information is asked to contact Leeds District Police on 101 referencing crime number 13190329324.



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"Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101Livechat or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111."

A spokesperson from Lidl told The Yorkshire Evening Post: "We can confirm that our store team immediately contacted the authorities and provided support, following an incident that took place outside of our Gipton store on Saturday evening.

"Our thoughts are with those affected and we will continue to provide the police with any assistance they require."

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