Acid attacks on women on the rise in Berlin. This is how the attacker operates

Women in Berlin should be careful because there is someone carrying out acid attacks specifically on women in the city.

Berlin police are investigating a series of acid attacks on women in the past months

Berlin police are investigating a series of acid attacks on women in the past months

In the last three months, five women have been attacked with burning liquids and all of them have sought medical treatment, DW reported.

On Tuesday Berlin police said they were investigating a series of acid attacks on women in the past months.

The latest attack took place on Monday night in Friedrichshain, where a cyclist sprayed a 27-year-old woman with what the fire brigade suspected was acid.

If proven it would be the fifth case of its kind in the past few months.

The cyclist who escaped, is yet to be identified. The fire brigade treated the woman, who then went to hospital with injuries to her face.

According local media reports, the fire brigade had to neutralize acid, which had splashed on nearby cars during the attack.

A statement released by the police says the woman was attacked while walking along Jungstrasse.

DW reported that several women have reported being sprayed with an unknown liquid in Berlin. In January a cyclist attacked a 27-year-old woman in Prenzlauer Berg. In December three women were attacked in Prenzlauer Berg, Weissensee and Charlottenburg. All of them had to seek medical treatment.

In one case the perpetrator sprayed the liquid with a water gun from a bicycle, and in another case the liquid was proven to be battery acid, national daily “Die Welt” reported.

Investigations are still underway to establish if there is a link between the attacks.

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