Teenage model claims to have been blinded in acid attack

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A teenage model said she has been left blind in one eye after she had bleach thrown in her face.

Victoria Smith, 17, suffered burns to her body when she was attacked leaving a party in Hull on Wednesday evening.

Humberside Police said a 17-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent. The girl was released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Writing on Facebook, the victim said: “One of my eyes is now physically impaired and I am blind in (it), I will most likely never receive my vision in my right eye again.

“The outer layer of my eyes are permanently damaged and my hair has turned green from the bleach and has fallen out at the front.

“I have burns on my body from all the chemicals inside the bleach. I am in excruciating pain in my eyes as the ph in them was above 10.

“They are red raw, it went in my mouth, up my nose and I couldn’t breathe.”

Victoria, who calls herself Toria Melody on Facebook and has a separate page showing photos of her modelling, said she has struggled with bullying at school, and the attack has now set her back.

A Humberside Police spokeswoman said officers were called to an alleged assault on the Albert Avenue junction with Cobden Street.

“A 17-year-old girl was with a friend after leaving a house party when a known girl allegedly threw bleach in her face,” she said.

“The victim was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment but was not detained.

“A 17-year-old girl was arrested last night following the incident on suspicion of attempt to cause grievous bodily harm with intent to do grievous bodily harm. She has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.”