ALERT: Sheffield drive-by yobs threw 'noxious substance' at woman's face

Barnsley Road, Fir Vale. Picture: Google
Barnsley Road, Fir Vale. Picture: Google
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A woman was hurt after yobs drove past and threw what is believed to be a noxious substance in her face.

The 39-year-old victim was walking along Barnsley Road in Fir Vale when a silver car with three men inside pulled up and one of them hurled a liquid at her that police believe may have contained harmful agents.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Officers are investigating following an incident in the Fir Vale area of Sheffield in which a woman was sprayed with a possible noxious substance.

"One of the men is said to have shouted the woman before spraying a liquid in her face. The woman was not seriously injured."

The incident happened yesterday evening at 7.10pm.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 974 of 3 August 2017.