A DOG walker has been left "extremely shaken" after liquid was thrown at her face in Widnes.

At around 9.30am, on Saturday, July 6, a 55-year-old woman was walking her dog along a footpath behind Cunningham Road when a cyclist threw liquid at her, saying "next time it will be acid" before riding away.

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She was covered from her hair down to her waist in the liquid and began to suffer mild pain and reddening to her skin.

The woman washed the liquid off her face with water before going to the hospital.

She was discharged on the same day.

Detectives are now appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Police constable Tom Lloyd, of Widnes Local Policing Unit, said: “Thankfully the victim did not sustain any serious injuries, but this was a frightening incident that has understandably left her extremely shaken up.

“I would like to reassure residents that it is believed to have been an isolated incident.

“I would also like to reassure them that we have stepped up patrols in the area and we are doing all that we can to establish the identity of the offender and make him face the consequences of his actions.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who was in the area and witnessed anything that may be relevant to our investigation is urged to get in touch with the team here at Widnes police station.

“The same goes for anyone who believes that they may know who the offender is or have CCTV or dashcam footage of him.”

Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may help the investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 448201, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can be submitted online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage