Thursday, May 30

Delivery driver Muhammed fighting for life who acid victim in Walthamstow



This is the first picture of a takeaway delivery driver who is fighting for life in hospital after being sprayed in the face with acid by moped thieves.

Muhammed Nawshad Kamal, 32, is likely to lose his sight in both eyes after he was attacked when two thugs tried to steal his moped on Thursday night.

He had just finishing dropping off a delivery in Walthamstow, north London, when the thieves demanded he hand over his keys.

Mr Kamal, who has lived in Britain for eight years, refused and was repeatedly doused with the corrosive liquid during the attack in Walpole Road at about 6pm on Thursday. He was sprayed in the face and chest.

On Friday, officers investigating the incident arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the attack. He was taken to an east London police station for questioning.

A friend of the victim Imran Rumel told the Daily Mail: “I have been to see him in hospital and he is in a terrible state. I don’t know if he will ever see again.

Scotland Yard believes that the same attackers struck again at 6.30pm in Tottenham in another attempted robbery about a mile and a half away.

A second delivery driver, also 32, suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was sprayed in the face by two males who were trying to rob his scooter, police said.

Detective Chief Inspector Gordon Henderson said the attack had left a man fighting for his life and with terrible eye injuries.

This was an innocent man going about his work as a delivery driver, who may never see again,” he said. This is not a time to hesitate, if you have any information about this crime I would appeal that you immediately call police.

Your phone call could save some other innocent person; it is imperative that we arrest those responsible.

Police said they have fully not established whether the two incidents are linked and have not arrested anyone in connection with the second attack.