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Two arrested re acid attack in Dagenham

February 25, 2013, 1:52 pm

Officers investigating an acid attack on a young woman in Dagenham have
arrested two people.

On Friday, 22 February, a 21-year-old woman [A] was arrested on
suspicion of being involved in causing grievous bodily harm.

On Sunday, 24 February, a 28-year-old man [B] was also arrested on
suspicion of being involved in causing grievous bodily.

Both have been bailed to return, pending further enquiries.

A woman, now aged 21 years, had acid thrown in her face in Lodge Avenue,
Dagenham at 0040hrs on 30 December. (She is not ‘A’ referred to above.)

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the
incident.

Officers previously appealed for a man walking a dog and two women seen
near the scene to come forward. These three people have now been traced.

Police would like to speak with a potential witness who got on the Route
368 Bus at Barking railway station and got off at Lodge Avenue at around
0045hrs on 30 December. He is described as a black man, around 20 to 30
years, 5’5″ in height and of medium build, wearing a black jacket and a
black hooded top with blue jeans.

Officers are appealing for this man to come forward, and are asking
anyone else who may have seen the victim in Lodge Avenue or seen
anything suspicious around the time of the attack to call Barking &
Dagenham CID on 020 3276 1056.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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