Youth watching new 'Harry Potter' film burn woman after being asked to be quiet

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Melbourne, July 31 (ANI): A Brit woman was left badly burnt after she had bleach poured on her by youngsters she had asked to be quiet during a screening of the new Harry Potter film.

The 46-year-old mother-of-two was with her husband and children at the Vue cinema in Kirkstall Road, Leeds on July 26 watching the screening of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'.

When the group of five or six teenagers, including at least one girl, started making noise during the screening of the movie, the woman asked them to be quiet.

After the movie ended about 7.30pm, the family went to a nearby Frankie and Benny's restaurant, and the group followed them shouting abuse at them from a small white or silver hatchback.

Around 15 minutes later, two of the youths entered the restaurant and threw the bleach over the woman's head and back before running to the car, which was parked on Greenhow Road.

The woman was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment to burns to her skin and later released, but is still being assessed to discover if her eyes have been permanently damaged.

West Yorkshire Police in the UK said one of the attackers was described as a light-skinned, mixed-race man, about 19 years old, 6ft tall and of an athletic build.

He had short, dark-brown hair and was wearing a black, short-sleeved t-shirt and black bottoms.

The second attacker was described as Asian, aged around 14, about 5ft 4ins tall and fat, and he was wearing black clothing.

The driver of the car, which was possibly a five-door vehicle with tinted rear windows, was described as white, aged 17 to 18, of a wiry build with light-coloured, crew cut hair.

"This was a completely unwarranted attack," the Daily Telegraph quoted local Detective Inspector Richard Baildon as saying. (ANI)

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