Acid attack victim reveals horror burns to his face and arms after he was sprayed with noxious substance in ‘random’ attack – as police release CCTV images in hunt for assailant

  • Andrew Walker, 36, attacked in Woodford Green, east London on January 20
  • Victim opened his boot when he turned around and had acid sprayed in face
  • Suspect, who police haven’t found, ran away and jumped into red BMW 1-Series

A driver who had acid thrown in his face while he looked in his boot has today appealed for the public to help find his attack and ‘put him behind bars’. 

Andrew Walker, 36, suffered life changing injuries after the unprovoked acid attack at 9.18am in Woodford Green, east London on Saturday, January 20.

Mr Walker said he heard a noise behind him as he opened his car boot on Waltham Road and when he turned around acid was sprayed into his face. 

Andrew said he did not recognise the young white man and police need the public’s help to identify him and the red BMW 1-Series he sped away in.

Explaining his decision to come forward Mr Walker said: ‘The person who attacked me changed my life forever, and I am constantly reminded of the pain they caused when they randomly attacked me earlier this year.

‘I would urge anyone with any information to come forward to the police as soon as possible so that this person can be put behind bars and won’t be able to harm anyone else for a long time’.

Andrew Walker, 36, wants the world to see the injuries caused by a random acid attack in January as he help police appeal to find the thug who did it

Mr Walker was opening his boot when he heard a noise, turned around and was sprayed with a corrosive substance

This is the man detectives need to find – he struck at 9.18am in Woodford Green, east London on Saturday, January 20

Officers in Ilford have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the unprovoked acid attack.

Police were called at approximately 09:18am on Saturday, 20 January to Waltham Road, Woodford Green following reports of a suspected noxious substance attack.

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Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service [LAS] and London Fire Brigade [LFB]. 

Andrew Walker was taken to an east London hospital suffering from facial injuries that have since been deemed life-changing. 

The attack which was entirely unprovoked is being treated as GBH with intent. 

He then drove away in this red BMW 1-Series, which police also need to identify

Lead investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Piscopo said: ‘This was a shocking attack on an innocent man going about his daily business. He has received life-changing injuries, including extensive burns and scarring to his arms, face, and the left side of his body.

‘At this stage, we are unsure as to what the motive for this was attack was or why someone would want to harm Mr Walker in this way.

‘We’re releasing the CCTV images in the hope that somebody will recognise the suspect and get in contact with us. It shows the suspect running away and a red car, which we also believe to be involved’.

There has been no arrest in this investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident, or who may recognise the male shown in the CCTV is asked to contact police on 0208 345 2714 Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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