Teenager suffers serious injuries after acid attack in Waltham Forest

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Police are appealing for anyone with information about the attack on June 18 to come forward.

A teenager has suffered serious injuries after being attacked with a corrosive substance in Waltham Forest.

Police were called to reports of a fight on Walnut Road, E10, at 8.25pm on Saturday, June 18, where they found the 18-year-old injured.

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The acid attack took place on June 18 in Waltham ForestThe acid attack took place on June 18 in Waltham Forest
The acid attack took place on June 18 in Waltham Forest | Getty Images

It is believed that a corrosive substance was also thrown at the teenager, who was attended by the London Ambulance Service and taken to hospital for treatment.

His condition is not thought to be life-threatening, but he is thought to have suffered life-changing injuries.

Detectives from the North East Command Unit are currently investigating and have appealed for anyone who was in the Larch Road and Walnut Road area on June 18 to come forward.

The police would also like to speak to people with dash cam, CCTV or doorbell footage captured between 8pm and 9pm.

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Anyone with information can call 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting the reference CAD 7403/18Jun.

Alternatively, details can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers, an independent charity, on 0800 555 111.