Police have released an image of a car used as part of an attack on a 37-year-old woman whose face was badly burned with acid on a doorstep in Captain’s Road at 20:40 on Friday 9 November.

The woman sustained serious burns to her face and neck  and she continues to be treated by specialists at St John’s Hospital, Livingston.

The culprit left Captains Road in a stolen grey Ford Fiesta, with false number platesbefore turning into Southhouse Broadway towards Burdiehouse Road.

The vehicle was seen again at 21:45 travelling north in Drum Street with its lights off and continued down Gilmerton Road then into Glenallan Drive. It was then driven into Inch Park where it was set on fire. Two men then ran off towards Glenallan Drive.

Police have also released mock-ups of a cloned number plate that was on the car.

The front plate is distinctive as it bears a St Andrew’s flag with the registration number BN65 LFV.

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The man is described as white, in his early 20s, about 5ft 11ins in height with a slim build. He was a wearing dark tracksuit, a grey hooded top pulled up with an item covering his face, dark gloves and dark trainers with light reflective sections.

Det Insp Grant Johnston, of Police Scotland, said: “This was a horrendous attack, which we realise has shocked the local community.

“We are extremely grateful for the response with have had to our initial appeal, however we are eager to trace movements of the grey Ford Fiesta, which we believe to have been used as part of the attack.

“I would ask anyone who was in the Burdiehouse or Gilmerton areas on the evening of Friday 9 November, and remembers seeing the grey Ford Fiesta, to get in touch with police as soon as possible to assist our inquiries.”