Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

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

Archant

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.

shares

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.

shares

1 comment

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Landscape gardener jailed

An “unscrupulous” landscape gardener accused of posting flyers containing misleading information through the doors of several elderly and vulnerable people in the Felixstowe area has been jailed for 10 months.

Grand opening of the new premises for the Stowmarket and Area Foodbank. 
L-R:  Stowmarket Mayor Barry Salmon, Mike Smith and Needham Market Mayor Josephine Lee.

A Suffolk town’s foodbank has officially moved into its own premises.

Gallery:Back to school with Kindred Spirits

Yesterday, 17:41
Playtime fun at Clifford Road, School, Ipswich, in March 1974. What playtime games do you recall? (Photo by Paul Nixon/Archant)

Schools soon begin another term and proud parents will be filling Facebook with first day at school photos.

Fire crews were sent to a lorry fire in Stansfield

Firefighters from Wickhambrook and Clare were sent to a lorry fire overnight.

A spooky procession through Christchurch Park before the start of the fireworks in 2014

There will be an army of ghouls and zombies filling Christchurch Park next month – but do not let that put you off watching Ipswich’s Halloween firework display.

Staff and volunteers at Ipswich Library with some of the top ten books in Suffolk 
Matt Shenton, Marion Harvey, Calum Holmes and Hannah Daly

A woman with dementia in a desperate bid to find her best friend, an internal fight to fill a parish council seat and dealing with conspiracy and sabotage to take control of the family business.

Fuel fraudster in court

A fuel fraudster has been given a community order after failing to pay garages for fuel on seven occasions.

Ipswich Academy.

The new sponsors of two Ipswich academies in special measures have outlined their vision to improve their schools.

Adele Bellis says her life has been changed forever by the attack

A beautician who lost an ear, was left partially bald and has permanent scarring after being attacked at a Lowestoft bus stop has spoken out.

Proposed housing site in Poplar Lane , behind the Holiday Inn ,Ipswich.

Almost 500 new homes could be built on the edge of Ipswich in a move which has prompted concern among local residents.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages