Police are investigating an acid attack in east London

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The attack happened on Wednesday evening (Source: Getty)

Police are investigating after a woman was injured in an acid attack in east London yesterday.

Police were called just before 7pm on Wednesday, 27 December to Westferry Road, Canary Wharf E14 to a report of a woman injured after having a noxious substance thrown on her.

It is believed the victim was attacked in Marsh Wall, near South Quay DLR station, before running to Westferry Road which is where police attended.

Metropolitan Police officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service. The victim, aged 36, was taken to hospital with life-changing burn injuries to her leg and face. She had been walking alone when she was attacked, the police said.

The substance has been tested and confirmed as a strong acid solution.

No arrests have been made, and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.

The Met said officers are currently reviewing CCTV and pursuing a number of leads to identify the suspect, who was not seen by the victim.

If you witnessed this incident or have any information that could assist the investigation, please call Tower Hamlets CID on 0208 754 4550 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

This story has been updated to change the location of the attack, which was earlier reported as Canary Wharf.