Khan’s London: Men ‘Dressed in Burkas’ Throw Acid in Man’s Face
Epidemic of violence continues to escalate under Sadiq Khan'S WATCH
As London's epidemic of violence continues to escalate under the watch of Sadiq Khan, three people had acid thrown at them, including a market stall vendor, in two separate incidents in the space of just hours in the capital.
The attackers were wearing burqas, according to reports.
Djamil Mogdad was preparing his stall at 6.40am on Friday morning at Walthamstow Market when he was “assaulted with a corrosive substance,” a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.
“Officers and the London Fire Brigade attended. The man was taken to an east London hospital for treatment; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening,” the spokesman continued.
“It is alleged that the victim had been approached by two suspects, both wearing burkhas, and had the substance thrown at him before they fled in a waiting car.
“There have been no arrests and inquiries continue.”
A witness, who gave chase to the attackers, said he was “in the cafe having a cup of tea with the boys when Djamil ran in.”
“He was shouting: ‘I have been attacked by acid.’ He knew it was acid straight away. I jumped up and… [went] out and I see two people running so I ran after them. They were covered in black burqas. All I could see is the back of them so I couldn’t tell if they were men or women.
“I got to the top of the road, and I see them get in a car. They knew where the car was.”
“I managed to get the first three registration numbers, but it was all so quick, and they sped off, and that was it… The whole thing lasted around 30 seconds. Where the acid hit the pavement, it was bubbling on the floor,” he added.
Another trader who said he has “spoken to [the victim’s] nephew who is in the hospital with him” seemingly confirmed the burqa story, suggesting that “the way [the attackers] ran he said it was not like the way a lady runs it was like the way a man runs. So it was two people wearing ladies clothes.”
“They were waiting for him this morning. There was only a few stalls out, and they went straight to him,” he said.
On Saturday, Neon Nettle reported two men were rushed to hospital after suffering burns following an acid attack in East London.
Police were called to an incident on Cricketfield Road near Hackney Downs after receiving reports of a corrosive substance being thrown over two people.
According to witnesses, a car chase took place just prior to the attack, with one crashing into a wall.
Witnesses then saw a corrosive substance being thrown over two men.