Woman thought she was going to die in acid attack

A mother has told how she thought was going to die after acid was thrown at her face on her doorstep.

Teresa McCann, 37, had an orange corrosive substance hurled at her by a masked man after she answered the door on Captain’s Road in Edinburgh, at about 8.40pm on Friday.

She suffered serious burns to her face and neck and is continuing to receive treatment.

Speaking to STV, she said: “I was completely melting, I couldn’t see anything.

“I really did think I was going to die. All I could think about was the kids.

“I’ve lost half my ear, I’ve got a skin graft on my neck – I might be scarred for life.

“Even if I don’t get scarred for life on my body, I’ll be scarred for life in my brain, because I’ll always have flashbacks to that man standing at the door.

“It’s something I’m going to have to live with for the rest of my days.”

Officers previously said they believed it was a targeted attack, as they appealed for information to help identify the person responsible.

The suspect is described as being in his early 20s, 5ft 11in tall with a slim build.

His face was covered and he was wearing dark gloves and dark trainers with light reflective sections.

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