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Witham: Do you recognise distinctive hairstyle of suspect wanted in connection with Bramble Road chemical attack?

16:43 09 August 2014

E-fit of suspect wanted in connection with chemical attack in Witham

E-fit of suspect wanted in connection with chemical attack in Witham

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Police have issued an e-fit of a suspect wanted in connection with an attack on a man in Witham which left the victim with potentially life changing chemical burns.

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The e-fit is of one of the two suspects that police believe are responsible for the assault - during which an unknown caustic liquid was thrown over the 56-year-old victim. He remains in hospital receiving treatment for his burns.

Ds Becky Young said: “We believe this e-fit to bear a strong likeness to the man involved. He had a distinctive braided hairstyle and we are sure if anyone knows this man they will recognise this picture.

“As we have indicated already the information that we currently have suggests that the victim was not the intended target of this attack. Unfortunately he appears to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“The two suspects are described as a white man and a black man and if anyone saw them either in the area prior to this attack or afterwards we would urgently like to speak to them.”

The man attacked was collecting post from the communal entrance to a block of flats in Bramble Road, Witham, shortly before 10.45am yesterday (Friday) when he encountered the two men banging on the door.

Following a brief exchange the two men threw liquid from a glass bottle over the man and ran off.

He has suffered injuries to his hands and face consistent with the use of a harmful liquid.

He was taken by ambulance to Broomfield Hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening but are potentially life changing.

Cordons initially put in place in the road have now been released but police have today been carrying out further house to house inquiries in the Bramble Road area.

Anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit or who has other information about the attack is asked to call Essex Police at Braintree CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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