POLICE have confirmed a woman suffered injuries having been doused with bleach during a robbery - despite initially dismissing the claims last week.

The Chronicle originally contacted South Yorkshire Police regarding an alleged chemical attack on February 14 in Kendray but was told this was not the case and nobody was injured.

However, the force performed a U-turn after the victim released an image of her injuries which included facial blistering.

“We received reports of two robberies at two premises on Birk Avenue in Kendray on Wednesday February 14, at around 8pm,” a police spokesperson said.

“It is believed that two men wearing white clothing entered the first store, throwing bleach on the victim before taking two bottles of alcohol and a quantity of cash.

“The two men entered the second store a short while later, brandishing a knife and demanded the victim open the till.

“The suspects left the store empty-handed.

“Enquiries to find those responsible are ongoing.

“Anyone with information is asked to get in touch online, via live chat or by calling 101 quoting incident number 607 of February 14, 2024.”