Moment acid attacker sprays liquid in victim’s face

  • Men argued with attacker after he attempted to sell them nitrous oxide
  • They then saw him again and he sprayed acid in the face of one of the men
  • The victim was left with severe facial burns and may lose sight in one eye
  • Police have released footage of the attack and are appealing for information

This is the shocking moment an acid attacker casually sprays a corrosive liquid into the face of his victim, leaving the man possibly blinded in one eye.

The attack happened in Old Street, east London earlier this month after the victim and his friend argued with the attacker when they declined his nitrous oxide.

They later saw the man again and, this time, he walked up to them and sprayed liquid from a bottle in his back pocket at the face of the victim.

The victim was left clutching his face after the attack

This is the moment an acid attacker sprayed a corrosive liquid in the face of a 26-year-old man, who was left with facial burns and may lose his sight in one eye

The 26-year-old suffered burn injuries to his face in the attack and he may lose sight in one eye as a result of the attack.

Detectives say tests are continuing to ascertain the exact nature of the substance sprayed.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘There have been no arrests and enquiries continue. Detectives are now releasing an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the attack.

‘The suspect is described as being of middle-eastern or a light-skinned black male in his mid to late 20s, around 6ft tall and of normal build. He was wearing dark clothing and a Gucci belt with a gold buckle.’

The acid attack happened after an argument outside Bounce bar in Old Street, east London

The acid attack happened after an argument outside Bounce bar in Old Street, east London

DC Dave Barrett of Hackney Police, said: ‘This was a violent, unprovoked and cowardly attack by a troublemaker who has left his victim with life-changing injuries. 

‘We would urge anybody who recognises the man in the picture, or who was in the area at the time and may have information that could assist our investigation to get in touch.’

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call Hackney police or to give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at