CCTV image released after ammonia attack in Bow on takeaway driver in Roman Road
- Credit: MPS
Images of a youth detectives are hunting in east London following an ammonia attack in the street in Bow have been released by Scotland Yard today in an appeal for witnesses.
The images have been taken from CCTV footage from a street camera following the attack four months ago outside a house in Dane Place, off Roman Road.
A 21-year-old delivery driver from a takeaway had a corrosive substance sprayed in his face at 6.20pm on May 2.
He was in his car when the attacker approached on a bike, demanding cash, before being squirted in the face with a chemical that smelt of ammonia.
The youth got in through the passenger’s door as the driver tried wiping the corrosive substance from his face.
He cycled off as the driver ran into the takeaway and called police, before being taken by ambulance to the Royal London Hospital.
“This was a horrible assault on a takeaway delivery driver in the early evening,” Det Con Paul Clare, from Tower Hamlets CID, said. “Witnesses were in the area who saw the assault and we’re asking them to come forward.”
- 1 Travel bulletin: Islington, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham
- 2 Abba Voyage: A spectacular trip into an enchanted world
- 3 RideLondon 2022: East and central London roads among 100 miles of closures
- 4 Revealed: Your favourite fish and chip shop in east London
- 5 Tower Hamlets neighbours must 'temporarily leave' and pay £85k for building repairs
- 6 Maskless passengers on London trains and buses fined 4,000 times
- 7 Appeal: CCTV image released after mosque attacked with bottles
- 8 Whitechapel dessert shop fined over £5,000 for dumping waste
- 9 Two teenagers charged after 12 phones nicked in stealing spree
- 10 Girl, 17, held on suspicion of terrorism offences after east London arrest
The suspect is described as a white youth who was wearing a black hooded top, blue jeans, black shoes and a grey-green snood, riding a black hybrid cycle.
Witnesses or anyone with information are being urged to contact Tower Hamlets CID dialling 101, tweeting @MetCC or anonymously calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 (crimestoppers-uk.org).