Isle of Wight woman attacked with acid in Portugal

Alvor Ba�a Resort Hotel, Portugal.
Alvor Ba�a Resort Hotel, Portugal.
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A HOLIDAY rep from the Isle of Wight is in hospital with extensive burns after acid was thrown on her.

Eleanor Chessell was working in Portugal at the four-star Alvor Baia Hotel when the incident happened on Saturday.

Hampshire police is supporting the 28-year-old’s family.

Ms Chessell was transferred from Portimao for specialist burns treatment in Lisbon, a Portimao hospital spokeswoman said.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: ‘We have offered assistance to a British woman who is being treated in hospital in Lisbon following an incident in Alvor, Portugal.

‘We are in contact with the hospital and Portuguese police.’