A WOMAN has been taken two hospital after two men knocked on her door and sprayed her in the face with liquid – believed to be ammonia.

Detectives are appealing for information after the assault in Sunderland last week.

The attack happened at about 8.20pm on Wednesday, July 3, when the men knocked on the door of an address on Hartington Street. 

The victim answered the door and the men sprayed her with the liquid, before fleeing the area.

Emergency services attended the incident and the 55-year-old woman was taken to hospital but suffered no lasting injuries.

Enquiries to trace those responsible are ongoing and police are now appealing for help from members of the public.

Detective Constable David Holcroft said: “We are carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances around this attack.

“Thankfully the liquid sprayed on the victim has not done any damage but the incident was very traumatic and she is very shaken up.

“Officers have been in the area all week carrying out house-to-house enquiries but we still need more witnesses to come forward.

“If you saw two men fleeing the area on Wednesday evening, or if you saw something that didn’t seem quite right, then please get in touch.”

Both men have been described as white and aged in their 20s. The first man is described as about 5ft 5in tall, of slim build, with stubble and scruffy in appearance.

He was wearing a light grey hoody with the hood up. The second man is described as about 6ft tall, of slim build and also scruffy in appearance. He was wearing a dark hoody at the time.

Anyone who saw two men matching that description in the Roker area at the time of the assault is being encouraged to contact police. If you can assist police then call 101 quoting reference 084308Y/19, report it on the Northumbria Police website or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.