A man is suffering severely from the burns after being showered with acid as he was walking with a woman in East London.
Police say that they have been looking for the three prime suspects who attacked the 27-year-old man as he walked, pushing his bicycle, with the 40-year-old woman in Mile End yesterday.
It was almost 2am when the attack took place in Burdett Road.
According to the eye witnesses the acid could have caused serious injuries had she not turned her face away at the last moment so the acid caught the woman’s clothing only.
The victim was immediately hospitalized and is still there, although there are not fatal injuries and neither any arrest has been made yet.
Cab driver Hassan Ali, 40, said: “We heard screams and crying coming from outside so we rushed out. You could see her T-shirt just melting away.
“She wanted to take off her clothes but we said ‘don’t touch anything, just chuck on water’.”
A Series of Acid Attacks
This one is not the first acid attack it is a part of the series of Acid attacks on Muslims in London. Apart from others, an incident took place in London on a Muslim student and her cousin in car in Beckton almost two weeks ago.
Aspiring model Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar were attacked at traffic lights on June 21 when they were out celebrating Resham’s 21st birthday.
Scotland Yard believe the attacks are hate crime and they are treating it as such. They also say they want to speak with John Tomlin, 24 who is in direct connection with the acid attack. Some detectives have opined that this attack is not being treated as a hate crime since the attackers and victim know each other.
An other acid incident on a police office
Last Monday, a police officer was sprayed with a “abominable substance” as he had opined about the youth driving very dangerously on a moped in Waltham Forest.
According to the Met an officer had attended the incident in Billet Road at 7.10 pm in a marked police car when the youths drove up and one of them had sprayed a dangerous substance through the window.
The officer remained unharmed except his for his uniform which was slightly damaged.
Anyone with information about the attack in Mile End should call Bethnal Green CID on 020 7275 4550.