- Man was squirted in the face with substance by cyclist in Bow, east London
- ‘Horrible’ assault took place after victim refused to give his attacker any money
- Suspect is white youth, wearing a black hooded top, blue jeans, black shoes
A 21-year-old delivery driver was left with burns across his face after a robber squirted acid at him during a ‘horrible assault’.
The man was carrying out a delivery in Bow, east London, when he was targeted by a youth on a pedal bike who struck after demanding money.
The driver was entering details into a sat nav when the suspect confronted him and squirted the harmful substance when he said he didn’t have any cash.
The man was carrying out a delivery in Bow, east London, when he was targetted by a youth on a pedal bike who struck after demanding money
Police said the suspect then tried to open the locked driver’s door and eventually got in through the passenger’s seat as the victim tried to wipe the substance off his face.
The attacker then cycled off as the driver ran into the nearby takeaway and called police.
Detective Constable Paul Clare, the officer in the case from Tower Hamlets CID, said: ‘This was a horrible assault on a takeaway delivery driver in the early evening.
‘Witnesses were in the area and saw the assault. We are asking them to come forward and help us with our inquiries.’
The robber demands me off the delivery driver during the incident in Bow, east London
The suspect is described as a white youth who was wearing a black hooded top, blue jeans, black shoes
The suspect is described as a white youth who was wearing a black hooded top, blue jeans, black shoes and a grey/green snood. He was on a black hybrid cycle.
Anyone who can help the investigation is asked to contact Tower Hamlets CID via 101 or by tweeting @MetCC, and to give information anonymously people can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or go to crimestoppers-uk.org.
There have been no arrests.