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E-fit appeal after acid attack on woman and 13-year-old girl in south London

Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to find after two people, including a 13-year-old girl, were attacked with acid in Thornton Heath.

E-fit image of a man police are looking for Credit: Met Police

The driver and her young passenger were targeted on County Road on 8 April. The pair say they were attacked while trying to talk to the driver of a white van who squirted them with sulphuric acid.

The suspect drove off along County Road before turning onto Norbury Avenue. Police want anyone in the area to check CCTV or dashcam footage.

They had been driving along County Road towards Highbury Avenue when a white van started driving towards them. Due to the road not being wide enough for two cars to pass, the victim tried to move into a space in front of a parked motorbike.

As she was trying to do this, the white van was driven forward so that it was parallel to the victim's car.

At this point, the victim wound down the driver's side window to try and engage with the driver of the van, however before she could speak to the male driver, he squirted a liquid from a plastic 'squeezy' bottle hitting her and her passenger.

– Met Police

The suspect is described as a white man, around 40 years old, chubby build, with ginger/grey hair and beard, and brown eyes. He was wearing a black jumper. Police say neither victim suffered any long-term damage.