Westminster 'stabbing' and feared acid attack outside Airbnb as dancer has liquid thrown in face

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Police say the substance thrown in her face was a non-noxious cosmetic liquid (stock photo) -Credit:Getty Images - HieronymusUkkel

A woman has been taken to hospital after being attacked with a knife and having what was feared to be a corrosive liquid thrown at her face in Westminster earlier today (Thursday, April 11). The incident allegedly involved Nigerian dancer and singer Korra Obidi, according to an emotional statement from her sister, a food blogger and influencer, on Instagram.

Nancy Umeh revealed the shocking event on her Instagram story saying: "Someone has threatened my sister's life in the UK, they poured acid on my sister's face. They threatened to stab her all over her body and they have stabbed her on her hands, just outside her Airbnb in Westminster."

Police were called just after 1:40pm to reports of an assault on Maiden Lane. They haven't confirmed the identity of the victim but a spokesperson for the force stated: "Officers attended and found a woman in her 30s with a cut to her hand and reporting a liquid had been thrown at her face.

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"She was taken to hospital for treatment. Another woman left the scene prior to police arrival."

Nancy Umeh mentioned in her video that her sister had been attacked with acid. However, it has since been confirmed that the liquid was not a noxious substance but some sort of cosmetic liquid.

An investigation is under way. Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 and give reference 3721/11APR.

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