Detectives have asked people in Brighton and Lewes to help them trace a man suspected of pouring boiling water over a woman he knew.
Sussex Police said that they were trying to find Luis Alfaro-Tames, 47, after the attack at a property in Ousedale Close, Lewes, in the early hours of Wednesday 2 July.
The 31-year-old victim suffered second degree scalding and surface injuries to her face, neck and head when a kettle full of boiling water was poured over her.
She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment and discharged later the same day.
Alfaro-Tames, a Peruvian national, was described as 5ft 8in tall, of slight build and with short dark hair. He has a scar under his left nostril.
Detective Sergeant John Steven said: “Alfaro-Tames frequents the Brighton and Lewes areas in particular but anyone who knows where he is asked to let us know.”