Corrosive liquid was thrown at two victims on December 7 (Picture: Google/Met Police)
A man has been blinded for life and another hospitalised after a stranger threw ‘acid’ over them as they walked along a London street.
A cup of corrosive liquid was hurled at the two victims in Thornton Heath, Croydon on December 7.
Officers have released CCTV stills of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident after the attacker fled the scene at around 8.10am.
Neither victim knew the man but one claims the same person punched him in the face with a bike chain wrapped around his fist in September.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: ‘During his statement of the incident, one of the victims said that the same man had turned up at his home address in September, prior to the incident, claiming to have a letter for him.
‘When the victim proceeded to collect the letter, the man punched him in the face with a bicycle chain wrapped around his fist. No CCTV has been identified [of the first incident].
Officers have released CCTV stills of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the attack (Picture: Met Police)
The devastating incident took place on Thornton Heath in Croydon (Picture: Google)
‘At this stage the identity of the attacker and the motive behind the incident remain unknown.’
The suspect is described by the victims as a white or Asian man in his 30s with a slim build.
At the time of the attack he was wearing a blue medical mask, a long black jacket with the hood up, black trousers and shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD1273/07DEC20.
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