Motorist squirted with bleach in A13 carjack robbery in Stepney
PUBLISHED: 15:57 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 18:58 30 June 2017
A motorist was squirted in the face with a noxious-type liquid and his car stolen in a robbery on the A13 Commercial Road in Stepney during last night’s rush-hour.
The 23-year-old was taken to the Royal London hospital suffering skin burning, but was not detained.
A car pulled up alongside him close to Watney Street Market at about 6pm and one of the occupants squirted the substance at him while he was driving.
He got out seeking from passers-by, but the suspects jumped into his car and drove off.
His car was later found dumped in South Hackney at Morpeth Grove, near Victoria Park.
Officers arriving on the scene in Commercial Road immediately treated him until an ambulance arrived.
It was the second similar incident in a week along the A13 corridor, following an acid attack in Beckton.
The substance used in the Stepney carjacking was a bleach-type chemical which discoloured the driver’s shirt.