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A police investigation is underway after a 37-year-old woman was badly burned when acid was thrown in her face by a man in a dark hooded tracksuit as she answered the door of a property in Captain’s Road at 20:40 last night.

Detectives believe she was the victim of a targeted attack and appealed for help to trace the man responsible.

The suspect is described as being in his early 20s, about 5ft 11in tall, and of slim build. His face was covered and he wore dark gloves and dark trainers with light reflective sections.

The victim is being treated in hospital.

Det Insp Stevie Rosie said: “We are still working to establish the motive surrounding this attack.

“However, we believe this to be a targeted attack. Police are supporting the victim, who has sustained some very serious injuries to her face and neck.

“Anyone who recognises him, or who has any other information relevant to this investigation should contact police immediately.”