A WOMAN was nearly blinded in a Halloween attack when yobs hurled an egg from a passing car.
The 26-year-old was walking along Wellington Road North, Hounslow, in the early hours of Sunday when she felt something hit her right eye. She was taken to West Middlesex Hospital where she was treated for a scratch to the cornea and bleeding to the back of the eye socket.
The egg is believed to have been thrown from a dark Toyota at about 3.40am.
Inspector Manpreet Bains, of Hounslow Police, said: "The serious eye injury suffered by this victim highlights the dangerous consequences of what some people see as pranks of throwing eggs during the Halloween period."
Elsewhere, Halloween passed off largely peacefully, according to police. More than 100 officers from safer neighbourhood teams across the borough patrolled the streets until 2am, with some handing out sweets donated by Tesco and Morrisons.
Traders had been warned over the preceding days not to sell eggs or flour to youngsters but cops in Hounslow still had to stop a pair of youths in Hounslow on the night and confiscate a whopping 72 eggs they were carrying.
Officers also found one reveller dressed as Beetlejuice, from the Hollywood movie, asleep by the road slightly worse for wear, but they were able to move him on with no trouble.
Anyone with information about the egg attack is asked to call Hounslow CID on 020 8247 6160 or Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.