Two suffer serious burns after horrific‘acid attack’ in east London


Two people were left with serious burns after a horrific suspected acid attack in east London.

Attackers targeted the woman in her late 30s and man in his early 20s in the early hours of Tuesday morning, on Burdett Road near Mile End.

The two victims were rushed to an east London hospital, where they were treated for serious injuries.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson told that officers were called to reports of the acid attack on Burdett road just before 2.15am on Tuesday.

Burdett Road, a long main road that stretches from Mile End to Limehouse, was sealed off, with forensic officers working at the scene for several hours.

Two suffer serious burns after horrific 'acid attack' in east London
The two victims have been left with serious injuries (Picture: Google)
Two suffer serious burns after horrific 'acid attack' in east London
Burdett Road near Mile End (Picture: Google/

As yet no arrests have been made, and police are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

A Met Police spokesman told ‘Officers and London Ambulance Service were called to Burdett Road, E3 at 02:13hrs on Tuesday, 4 July following a suspected acid attack on a man and woman.

‘The woman, aged in her late thirties and man aged in his mid twenties have been taken to an east London hospital for treatment of their injuries after being attacked with a corrosive substance.

‘Both victims have suffered burn injuries; their conditions are non-life threatening. No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing. There are no other reported injuries.

‘A crime scene remains in place. Forensic officers are also in attendance.’