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Suspected Leyton acid attack leaves teen with 'life-changing injuries'

The 18-year-old is believed to have had a "corrosive substance" thrown at him during a fight

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By Waltham Forest Echo 21 June 2022

An 18-year-old has "life-changing injuries" after a suspected acid attack in Leyton last weekend.An 18-year-old has "life-changing injuries" after a suspected acid attack in Leyton last weekend.

Police are appealing for help from anyone who may have seen the assault take place just before 8.30pm on Saturday, 18th June.Police are appealing for help from anyone who may have seen the assault take place just before 8.30pm on Saturday, 18th June.

Officers were called to reports of a fight in Walnut Road, just outside Leyton Jubilee Park, and found a young man with serious injuries.Officers were called to reports of a fight in Walnut Road, just outside Leyton Jubilee Park, and found a young man with serious injuries.

A Met Police spokeperson said: "It is believed that a corrosive substance was thrown at him. His condition is not thought to be life threatening but is believed to be life-changing."A Met Police spokeperson said: "It is believed that a corrosive substance was thrown at him. His condition is not thought to be life threatening but is believed to be life-changing."

Detectives want to speak to anyone who was in the area of Larch Road and Walnut Road that evening or who has dash cam or other CCTV footage from between 8 and 9pm.Detectives want to speak to anyone who was in the area of Larch Road and Walnut Road that evening or who has dash cam or other CCTV footage from between 8 and 9pm.

Anyone with information should call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote reference CAD 7403/18Jun.Anyone with information should call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote reference CAD 7403/18Jun.

Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.