Harold Hill woman in acid attack horror

PUBLISHED: 12:05 06 October 2010 | UPDATED: 16:11 07 October 2010




A WOMAN dog walker was doused in acid in a vicious attack by BMX-riding hoodies on Monday evening.

A marauding yob, riding a distinctive white BMX bike, launched an unprovoked verbal attack on the 53-year-old, in a green close to Cornflower Way, in Harold Hill, at around 7.30pm

He was joined by two more of his gang, all riding BMX bikes, who surrounded the terrified woman before one of them squirted her in the chest with acid.

All three then made off on their bikes.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Queen’s Hospital, in Rom Valley Way, Romford, where she received treatment for burns.

The boys are aged between 15 and 16-years-old, white, and were wearing dark clothing with hooded tops.

Forensic tests are currently being carried out on the victim’s clothes and the local Safer Neighbourhood Team has stepped up patrols in the area in the wake of the attack.

Witnesses to the assault or anyone who recognises the descriptions of the boys or the distinctive white BMX are urged to call PS Jobling at Romford Police Station on: 0300 123 1212 or Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.

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