Stranger doorstep acid attack

A woman has been left scarred for life after having acid thrown in her face by a stranger as she answered her front door in Romford, London.

Acid victim: 'I don't understand why this has happened'

A woman who had acid thrown in her face as she opened her front door in Romford, London says she does not understand why a stranger attacked her and is appealing for anyone who may know something to contact police:

"I don't understand why this has happened to me. I feel devastated and am coming to terms with the fact I might have to bear the scars of this cowardly attack for the rest of my life.

"I was at home with my family at the time. It doesn't bear thinking about that this could have been one of the children instead of me as the man didn't even look up when threw it at me.

"He is a coward. Please call the police if you know anything at all."

– Tara, 28 years old

Woman scarred for life after doorstep acid attack

Tara aged 28 was attacked on her doorstep as a man threw acid in her face Credit: Met Police

A woman has been left scarred for life after having acid thrown in her face by a stranger as she answered her front door in Romford, London.

It is believed Tara aged 28, answered her door shortly before 9.00pm on 30 April to a man asking for someone called Michelle.

A short time later, the man returned and when Tara answered the door he squirted an acidic substance in her face.

The victim managed to close the door and rinse her face with water as she called an ambulance.

Police have released this e-fit of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the acid attack Credit: Met Police

Tara was taken to an East London hospital then transferred to a specialist burns unit where she remains in a stable condition.

Police have released an e-fit of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the acid attack.

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