• Both suffered serious burns, with one of them transferred to hospital by helicopter in the town of Cártama.

Two women have been seriously injured after the partner of one of them sprayed acid on their bodies and faces, according to the 112 Emergency service.

The attack took place in the Malaga town of Cártama at around 2pm this afternoon while the two 26-year old women were sat inside a vehicle. The attacker approached them in another car, sprayed them both with an acid aerosol, and fled.

Alerted by a passer-by a team from the Civil Guard and the Health Services attended the scene. A medical helicopter transfer the perpetrator’s girlfriend, the more serious of the two women, to the hospital in Seville. The other young woman was taken to the Regional Hospital in Malaga.

The Civil Guard is now looking for the alleged perpetrator, who fled the scene in a black car. According to the mayor, the man has been identified.

016 is the helpline for victims of sexist violence. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The call is free and in complete confidence.