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TikTok personality alleged victim of Haymarket acid attack

Sydney TikTok personality Jenny Elhassan was livestreaming when acid was allegedly thrown in her face. Photo: TikTok.

By DANIEL LO SURDO

A Sydney TikTok personality has been identified as the alleged victim of a targeted acid attack in Haymarket on Friday night, saying that if it weren’t for her glasses, she would’ve lost her sight.

On Friday night, 32-year-old TikTok personality Jenny Elhassan was live-streaming outside a restaurant on Dixon Street when three men wearing facemasks exited a black hatchback and threw a substance, believed to be acid, on Elhassan’s face, before driving away.

At about 11:15pm, emergency services were called to the restaurant where Elhassan was seeking refuge after the alleged attack, with first aid being rendered to her.

Police said on Saturday morning that they were investigating the alleged acid attack, adding that a crime scene had been established and that the substance was being assessed by NSW Fire and Rescue HAZMAT crews.

From her hospital bed, Elhassan said that “I thought I lost my eyesight when it first happened” and that she was saved by God because “I had my glasses on”.

Sydney acid attack victim discharged from hospital

Detectives from the Sydney City Police Area Command have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, which is believed to have been targeted.

Elhassan has now been discharged from hospital. Anyone with information on this incident has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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