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Nationwide Manhunt Launched after Horrific Acid attack

nationwide manhunt launched after horrific acid attack

A suspect with face tattoos is being hunted by police after two Asian cousins were sprayed with an acid-like liquid as they were celebrating a 21st birthday.
Jameel Muhktar and Resham Khan were left with ‘life changing’ injuries on 9.15am last Wednesday as the pair were celebrating Resham’s 21st birthday.
John Tomlin, 24, is now wanted for questioning and should not be approached by the public, the Met Police have warned.
Jameel, 37, is said to be ‘unrecognisable’ following the attack and had surgery earlier this week to treat his horrific injuries.
Resham and Jameel had stopped at traffic lights when they were approached by a man who threw the toxic substance at Resham through the window.
The attacker then ran around the car to throw more acid at Jameel before fleeing the scene in Tollgate Road, Canning Town, east London.
Tomlin is described as a stocky 6ft tall white man with face tattoos and is known to visit Canning Town. It is believed the attack was racially motivated and may be linked to a further four incidents in the area.
Detective Superintendent Neil Matthews, said the attack was a ‘horrendous act of violence’ and warned he should not be approached.
“Anyone with information is urged to contact the Metropolitan Police or Crimestoppers if they have any information that may lead to an arrest or provide other information to assist our enquiries.
“This male should not be approached; instead members of the public should dial 999 immediately if seen.”