Boy Arrested After Romford Acid Attack

Met Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with a acid attack in Romford at the end of last month.

Officers were called by London Ambulance Service on the evening of April 30 following reports of a substance thrown over the woman on her doorstep in Marshalls Road.

The victim was taken to an East London hospital. She was later transferred to a hospital with a specialist burns unit where she remains in a stable condition.

On Saturday May 11 a teenager was arrested in connection with the incident.

Officers from Havering Borough's CID are investigating and an open mind is being kept as regards any motive.

At this early stage it is believed that shortly before 21:00hrs the victim answered her door and spoke to a man asking for 'Michelle'.

A short time later, the man returned and when the victim answered the door, the man squirted an acidic substance in her face from a bottle.

The victim managed to shut her door and rinse her face with water while an ambulance was called.

The suspect is described as white, short, about 20 years old, with dark complexion and dark hair.

He was wearing black clothing and spoke with an English accent.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call Havering Borough CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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