Crimestoppers offer £3,000 reward to catch man who squirted acid in the face of 28-year-old Tara Quigley from Romford

Police have released an image of Tara, who had acid thrown in her face

Police have released an image of Tara, who had acid thrown in her face - Credit: Archant

A reward of up to £3,000 has been offered to catch the man who squirted acid in a 28-year-old woman’s face on her doorstep.

Tara Quigley, is being treated at a specialist burns unit after she suffered substantial injuries to her face and upper body in the attack in Marshalls Road, Romford.

On the night of the attack, Tara answered the door to a stranger who asked to speak to “Michelle” shortly before 9pm on Tuesday April 30.

He returned about 30 minutes later and squirted an acidic substance in her face from a bottle.

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

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

Regan Hook, Crimestoppers’ campaigns manager for London, said: “When I heard about the attack on this innocent young woman I was absolutely shocked that someone could commit such a vicious and heartless crime.

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“Attacks like this should not go unpunished and I would urge anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers anonymously, safe in the knowledge that your identity is completely protected.

“Don’t let this callous individual get away with his crime: ensure justice is served.”

On Thursday Tara spoke for the first time after the attack.

She said: “I feel devastated and am coming to terms with the fact I might have to bear the scars of this cowardly attack for the rest of my life.

“I was at home with my family at the time. It doesn’t bear thinking about that this could have been one of the children instead of me as the man didn’t even look up when threw it at me.

“He is a coward. Please call the police if you know anything at all.”

Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Havering CID on 101.