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Shocking moment delivery driver attacked with acid by man on bike demanding money

The 21-year-old suffered burns to his face

This CCTV footage shows the terrifying moment a delivery driver was attacked with acid .

The Metropolitan Police has released the footage to trace the suspect wanted after the victim suffered burns to his face.

At around 6.20pm on May 2, the young man suffered a “horrible assault ” after having corrosive substance sprayed into his face

The victim, a delivery driver of a nearby takeaway in Bow, suffered burns to his face and required hospital treatment.

While in his car entering details into his satellite navigation in Dane Place, the victim was approached by a suspect on a bike, who demanded money.

When the driver said that he did not have any money, he was squirted in the face with a chemical which smelt of ammonia.

The suspect, described as a white youth, tried to open the locked driver's door and eventually got in through the passenger's seat as the victim tried to wipe the substance off his face.

The acid attack took place on Dane Place earlier this year(Image: Google Maps)

After the suspect cycled off, the young victim ran into the nearby takeaway and called the police.

London Ambulance Service attended the scene and took the victim to an east London hospital.

He was later discharged and his injuries are not life-changing.

Have you seen this man? Police are searching for him in connection with an acid attack

The suspect is described as wearing a black hooded top, blue jeans, black shoes and a grey/green snood and was riding a black hybrid cycle.

Detective Constable Paul Clare, the officer in the case from Tower Hamlets CID, who is investigating the incident for Met Police , appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Moment man attacks delivery driver with acid in Bow(Image: Metropolitan Police)

“This was a horrible assault on a takeaway delivery driver in the early evening,” he said.

“Witnesses were in the area and saw the assault, we are asking them to come forward and help us with our enquiries”.

Anyone that can assist the investigation is asked to contact Tower Hamlets CID via 101, by tweeting @MetCC, or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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