Efit Released After Boiling Water Attack

20 May 2016, 06:40 | Updated: 20 May 2016, 06:43

Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in Halstead have issued an efit image of one of the suspects.

Officers have released the image as part of a renewed appeal for information after two pensioners suffered serious burns when they had boiling water poured onto them, during the incident last month.

It was reported that three men broke into a property situated off London Road, shortly after 9pm, on Tuesday 26 April, 2016.

The victims, a couple aged in their 60s, reported they were tied up and assaulted as the men demanded money. The men are reported to have fled the property with a quantity of cash at around 11pm.

During their ordeal they had boiling water poured onto them.

A computer generated image of one of the suspects has now been compiled, with the help of one of the victims.

The man in the image is reported to be of medium height with a stocky build. He is aged in his 20s, has cropped black hair and is believed to speak with a London accent.

The other two men are reported to be white but were wearing dark clothes at the time of the incident.

Sergeant Simon Harrold, of Kent Police's Serious Crime Unit said: 'The victims are both continuing to receive treatment in hospital for their injuries and the woman remains in a critical condition.

'Although the suspects tried to conceal their identities, we have been able to get a very detailed description of one of the men. He was described as black with short cropped hair and was wearing dark clothing.'

'We are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry to find the people responsible for this shocking crime and I would urge anyone with any information, no matter how small it may seem, to get in touch.'

If you recognise this image, or have any other information that can help this investigation, call the west Kent appeals line on 01622 604100, quoting reference YY/8810/16.

Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.