Police Hunt Man Following East London Acid Attack

29 June 2017, 09:37 | Updated: 29 June 2017, 10:10

Resham Khan, following the acid attack
Resham Khan, following the acid attack. Picture: GoFundMe

Police have released a picture of the man they want to speak to after two people had acid thrown into their faces in east London.

Resham Khan was in a car with her cousin Jameel Muhktar on Tollgate Road in Beckton on her 21st birthday, when someone sprayed them with acid.

They tried to drive off, but couldnt see and crashed into a fence.

Police have now said they are keen to speak with John Tomlin in connection with the incident.

John Tomlin
John Tomlin, who police are keen to trace. Picture: Met Police

Tomlin, 24, is 6-foot tall, with short fiar hair and tattoos of teardrops on his face.

Officers advise members of the public not to approach Tomlin but if they see him to dial 999 immediately.

Resham Kay, before the ttack
Resham Kay, before the ttack. Picture: Resham Kay

Revealing what happened in a thread on Twitter, Ms Khan said: "A man threw acid through my window and then went round to his and threw more.

“The pain was excruciating I was struggling to close the window. My cousin struggled to get us away. I saw my clothes burn away in front of me.

“We stripped off in the middle of the road, running around screaming and begging for water. We did this for 45 minutes. No ambulance came.”

Detective Superintendent Neil Matthews, said: "I would like to reassure the public that our continued focus remains on finding the person responsible for this horrendous act of violence.

"We will continue to progress these enquiries as quickly as humanly possible and fully understand concerns that they should be brought to justice quickly.

"Anyone with information is urged to contact the Metropolitan Police or Crimestoppers if they have any information that may lead to an arrest or provide other information to assist our enquiries. This male should not be approached; instead members of the public should dial 999 if seen."

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