A teenager has been left with life-changing injuries after an ‘acid attack’ in East London at the weekend. At around 8.25pm on Saturday, June 18, the police were called to reports of a fight in Walnut Road, Waltham Forest, E10. Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found an 18-year-old man suffering from serious injuries. It is thought that a corrosive substance was poured on him.
He was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is not thought to be life threatening but he is believed to have suffered life-changing injuries. Detectives from the North East Command Unit are investigating. They want to talk to anyone who was near Larch Road and Walnut Road that evening.
Police would also like to hear from anyone who has dash cam or CCTV/doorbell footage from between 8pm and 9pm. Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote reference CAD 7403/18Jun. Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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It has been a crime-ridden few days for the capital, with a 15-year-old charged with murder. On Saturday, June 18, emergency services rushed to reports of a stabbing and sadly Ali Baygoren, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two males were arrested in connection with the incident and both were taken into custody at a nearby police station. On Sunday (June 19), a boy, aged 15, was charged with murder and will appear from custody at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Monday (June 20). He had been arrested by detectives on Saturday, June 18, just hours after the attack.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police added: “Two males – aged 17 and aged 16 – were arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder on June 18, and have both been bailed pending further enquiries. Homicide detectives from the Met’s specialist crime command are investigating the incident.”
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