Witham: Crimestoppers offer a £3,000 reward for information relating to August acid attack

Bramble Road in Witham.

Bramble Road in Witham. - Credit: Su Anderson

A reward has been offered to anyone who can provide information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for an acid attack in Witham.

Crimestoppers has put up the £3,000 incentive as part of investigations into the incident which left a man in his 50s with severe burns to his hands and face.

A corrosive liquid was thrown over him on Friday, August 8 at around 10.45am as he collected post from the communal area of a block of flats in Bramble Road.

Police believe the attack was a case of mistaken identity. Two men were seen wandering around the area looking at property numbers for about half an hour before the attack.

The offenders had a blue Vauxhall Signum or hatchback-style vehicle but the registration number is unknown.

Ann Scott, Crimestoppers’ eastern regional manager, said: “This is a particularly nasty attack in broad daylight which has left an innocent member of the public with horrific injuries.

“You have nothing to fear by giving Crimestoppers information as we never ask for your name or take any personal details. We don’t record our calls and can’t trace calls/computers.

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“Those giving information won’t have to go on to to give a statement to police or go to court. You don’t even have to speak to someone if you don’t want to – you can give information online.

“It really is quick, safe and easy. And, it could be vital in helping police to bring those responsible to justice”.

If you have any information on this attack please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. An e-fit of the suspect can be seen on the Crimestoppers Most Wanted site.