Manhunt after pair attacked with acid while sat in a car | London

Two people have been left with serious burns in an acid attack in east London.

The victims were inside a parked car in Tollgate Road in Beckton a man threw acid through the window last Wednesday.

They tried to drive off, pursued by the suspect on foot, before their car crashed into a fence.

The victims, a 37-year-old man and 21-year-old woman, were helped by members of the public.

I would like to reassure the public that our continued focus remains on finding the person responsible for this horrendous act of violence.”
Police are searching for 24-year-old John Tomlin in connection with the attack.

He is described as around 6ft, has facial tattoos, and is known to frequent the Canning Town area. Police are warning the public not to approach him, but to dial 999 immediately if they see him.

They are also asking anyone with information on Mr Tomlin to call the police’s non-emergency number on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Superintendent Neil Matthews, Met Police

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