Woman rushed to hospital after noxious substance thrown in her face in doorway as Brighton cops hunt suspect

A WOMAN has been rushed to hospital after a noxious substance was thrown in her face in the doorway of a house in Brighton.

Cops have launched an urgent manhunt for the suspect who fled before officers arrived at the scene in Steine Garden shortly after 4pm yesterday.

The victim was rushed to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in a serious condition after the horrific attack.

Sussex Police said officers are carrying out a number of "fast-time enquiries" to find the suspect.

Cops have also urged any witnesses to come forward and speak to officers.

Detective Sergeant Jennifer Pietersen said: "The victim has suffered multiple serious injuries and is currently receiving medical treatment.

"We are pursuing a number of enquiries to identify and arrest the suspect involved. 

"High visibility patrols are being carried out in the city and house to house enquiries are ongoing.

"We are urging anyone with information to contact us without delay.

"If anyone witnessed the incident or has information to assist the police investigation please report online or call 101 quoting serial 972 of 20/05."

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