Car spied in Carfin street is still key clue to solving corrosive substances crime

Police continue to believe that a car holds the key to cracking the Carfin-based crime that saw a corrosive substance used in a vicious attack.

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No arrests have been made to date in the shocking incident which took place in Motherwell Road on Sunday June 7 at 12.05am.

Officers told how two women, aged 21 and 42 had the substance thrown at them through the smashed window of a property - by two men who had arrived there by car.

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Both sustained serious burns to their skin and were rushed to University Hospital Wishaw where they were later released following treatment.

When the Motherwell Times asked Police Scotland about the investigation last week, we were told no arrests had been made to date.

And the revealed that the investigation is continuing to put the focus on a blue Sazuki Baleno that has been linked to this crime.

Detective Sergeant Jim Williamson of Wishaw CID said: “Extensive enquiries remain ongoing to identify those responsible for this attack, which we believe was targeted.

“I would again urge anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity around the area on Sunday, 7 June to come forward.

“We remain particularly interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen a blue Suzuki Baleno car, on that night or in the days before the incident.

Anyone who can help is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 0023 of 7 June, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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