Manhunt after stranger throws boiling liquid at woman on the street

Manhunt after stranger throws boiling liquid at woman on the street

June 2, 2023

Warning after stranger throws boiling liquid at woman in random street attack – as police launch manhunt

  • The woman was attacked on a busy road in south London last November 10
  • Police have today released an image from CCTV of a man they wish to speak to 

A woman was left in hospital last November after a stranger threw boiling liquid at her in a random street attack, as police today appeal for help in their hunt for the man.

The attack was launched as the victim was walking along a busy street during rush hour in south London.

Paramedics and police officers rushed to the scene on Walworth Road, Southwark, just before 5.40pm last November 10.

Emergency services were called over claims a woman had been ‘assaulted with liquid’, that officers later discovered was boiling.

The victim was rushed to hospital for treatment, police said, but no arrests have yet been made.

Police have released this image of a man they wish to speak to over the incident last November

The attack by a stranger took place on Walworth Road, near to Carter Place (pictured) in south London

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘It was subsequently established that a man – who was not known to the victim – had thrown boiling liquid at her.’

Detectives from the Central South Command Unit launched an investigation and carried out a number of enquiries, including a review of local CCTV cameras.

The Metropolitan Police today released an image of a man they are keen to speak to. 

Detective Chief Inspector Amanda Mawhinney, of the Met Police, said: ‘We are yet to identify a suspect in connection with this attack, and this will clearly be of concern to the victim.

‘We have now released an image of a man we want to trace who we think could assist our enquiries.

‘Anyone who recognises him or has information that could assist us is asked to make contact immediately.’

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting CAD 5659/10Nov or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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