An Isle of Wight woman has suffered horrific burns in an acid attack while working in the Algrave.

Eleanor Chessell, 28, believed to be from Newport, was a victim of the attack on Saturday (6), according to the Daily Mirror.

The victim has now told detectives she did not recognise the man who scarred her at the popular holiday resort.

The incident is alleged to have happened near an Intermarche supermarket in the western Algarve resort of Alvor, close to the luxury hotel where TUI worker Eleanor, from the Isle of Wight, was based.

The Daily Mirror reports that so much acid was thrown, it left burn marks on the road and pavement and scorched nearby undergrowth.

It’s said Eleanor managed to cover her face as the acid was thrown at her and it missed her face apart from a small spot on her cheek, but hit her full-on in the arms, stomach and legs.

Her condition in a specialist burns unit at a Lisbon hospital is described as “serious.”