Police Appeal for witnesses after acid attack

Assault took place in Holdernesse Close Isleworth

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Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious assault in Isleworth on Wednesday 27th October 2004.

Police and the ambulance service were called at 20:29 to an address in Holdernesse Close, Isleworth TW7 to reports of a male in his 20's, believed to have suffered burns to face body and arms.

It is believed that the victim was walking down this road when he was assaulted by a group of males and had a corrosive substance thrown into his face.

The suspects then made off in what is described as a purple/blue Renault Hatchback Vehicle Registration- P392 -LX or very similar.

The victim was taken to a West London hospital suffering from serious facial and body injuries, where he remains. His condition is not thought life threatening.

The suspects are described as a group of six to nine black males in their early twenties. One of the suspects was described as 5’11” medium build, with a prominent nose and wearing a blue hooded top.

Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation should call Detective Constable Edward Gray at Hounslow CID on 0208 2476259 or alternatively if they wish to remain anonymous Crime Stoppers- 0800 555111.

October 28, 2004