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Police release e-fit of Stratford acid attack suspect

PUBLISHED: 19:57 18 August 2017

E-fit of man believed to be involved in the Stratford acid attack (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

E-fit of man believed to be involved in the Stratford acid attack (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Metropolitan Police

Police investigating a suspected acid attack in Stratford today released an e-fit image of the man thought to be involved.

A 32-year-old man was walking along High Street towards Stratford tube station when he was approached by two men at around 11.30pm on May 22.

After one of the pair attempted to rob the man, the suspect threw a corrosive liquid in the victim’s face.

He ran to the station and an ambulance was called.

The victim, taken to two hospitals for treatment, was left with permanent scarring from his serious burn injuries.

No arrests have been made.

The suspect is described as a man in his late 20s, of Mediterranean appearance and slim build. He was clean shaven, spoke with a London accent and wore a bright red hooded-top, a dark-coloured baseball cap and dark trousers.

Anyone with information should call Forest Gate CID on 0208 217 5820 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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