A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Cash Reward For Acid Attackers In Witham
A reward of up to £3,000 is being offered by the crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a corrosive liquid attack on a man in Witham.
A man in his 50s, suffered terrible burns to his hands and face when the liquid was thrown over him at around 10.45am on Friday 8th August as he collected his post from the communal area of a block of flats in Bramble Road.
The two men were seen wandering around looking at property numbers for around half an hour before the attack occurred, though it is believed that this attack was actually a case of mistaken identity.
The culprits had a blue Vauxhall Signum or hatchback-style vehicle but the registration is unknown.
Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £3,000 for information that is passed to the charity's anonymous 0800 555 111 number leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Ann Scott from Crimestoppers told Heart:
"This is a particularly nasty attack in broad daylight which has left an innocent member of the public with horrific injuries. You have nothing to fear by giving Crimestoppers information as we never ask for your name or take any personal details. We don't record our calls and can't trace calls/computers. Those giving information won't have to go onto to give a statement to police or go to court.
You don't even have to speak to someone if you don't want to - you can give information online. It really is quick, safe and easy. And, it could be vital in helping police to bring those responsible to justice".
If you have any information on this attack then please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org . An e-fit of the suspect can be seen on the Crimestoppers Most Wanted site."
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