Woman doused in petrol in Northumberland

Contact police on 101.
Contact police on 101.

Police are appealing for information after an incident in which a woman was covered in petrol in Northumberland.

At 6.20am yesterday, a woman was standing to the rear of Kirkwell Cottages in High Hauxley when she was approached by a man.

He threw petrol over her before running off.

PC Mark Redfern, who is investigating, said: “This is a very unusual incident and I would appeal for anyone who was in the area early on Wednesday morning and who saw anyone, or anything, suspicious to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 referencing log 150 290114.