Three charged over doorstep attack

Andover Advertiser: A police officer outside a property in Tividale, near Tipton where a 19-year-old woman was doused in high-strength cleaning fluid A police officer outside a property in Tividale, near Tipton where a 19-year-old woman was doused in high-strength cleaning fluid

Police have charged three people after an investigation into a doorstep attack which left a 19-year-old woman with serious burns.

West Midlands Police said a man had been charged with wounding following the incident in Tividale, West Midlands, on Tuesday.

Matthew Wood, 27, of Alexander Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and is due to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court this morning.

A police spokesman said Debbie Wood, 46, and Lisa Wood, 25, also of Alexander Road, had been charged with committing an act to pervert the course of public justice.

Both women will also appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court this morning. Meanwhile, a 23-year-old man and a 19-year-old man who were arrested on suspicion of assault as part of the investigation have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of wounding has also been bailed while the investigation continues.

The victim suffered serious burns to her face and neck, thought to have been caused by a caustic substance, at about 3pm on Tuesday after answering the door at a property in MacDonald Close, Tividale, near Oldbury.

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