Hunt for white van man after ‘ACID ATTACK’ on girl, 13

The two victims claim they were travelling down a narrow road in Thornton Heath, Croydon, when a white van started driving towards them.

Due to the road not being wide enough, the victim, 63, claims she tried to move into a space in front of a parked motorbike.

She added as she was manoeuvring her car, the white van man drove forward so he was parallel to her.

As she wound down her window to approach the man, he squirted liquid from the plastic bottle, hitting her and the young girl, according to police reports.

The suspect is then believed to have sped off from the scene on Country Road on April 8.

After assessing the scene, the LFB deemed the substance thrown at the two was sulphuric acid.

The Met Police is appealing for anyone who may have been in the area or dashcam footage from south London that could have witnessed the susoected crime.

Detective Constable Ben Briselden, who is investigating the attack, said: “Luckily, neither victim suffered any long-term damage; however they have been left extremely shaken by this ordeal, and we are committed to pursuing every viable lead to bring the perpetrator to justice.

“They have been extremely shaken by this ordeal”

Met Police

“I am very keen to hear from anyone who might have been in or around the area of the attack at 11:30hrs on Monday, 8 April and could be a potential witness.”

The two victims were taken to a south London hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

They are believed to be known to each other.

The suspect has been described as a brown-eyed chubby white man, around 40, with greying ginger hair and a beard.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a black jumper.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting CAD 2677/09APR or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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