The Met Police are looking for a man in connection with a vicious acid attack. A male threw acid in the faces of two people in a traffic jam in Beckton last Wednesday, and they have suffered life-changing injuries.
The man the police are looking for is 24-year-Old John Tomlin, he has a short brown scruffy beard, very short brown, thinning hair. In addition to the distinctive tear drops on his face, he has ‘sticky out ears’, and looks like the children’s toy, Mr Potato Head.
If you see this male, or are his parents, siblings, aunties, ex-girlfriend, football mate, neighbour, etc let police know by dialling 999. ‘Anyone with information is urged to contact the MetPolice or Crimestoppers if they have any information that may lead to an arrest or provide other information to assist our enquiries
DO NOT APPROACH HIM OR COVER FOR HIM. HE IS DANGEROUS
Acid attacks are now becoming commonplace, particularly in South Asia. It is far too easy and cheap to get hold of acid.
However, in Bangladesh acid attacks are decreasing due to improved Government legislation. Better licensing on acidic products, higher pricing, a ban on concentrated acid in certain areas, and an enhanced system of monitoring f
for acid sales and movement, such as the need to document all transactions involving acid. The Police can only do so much, it is an issue for Government.
UK TAKE ACTION: Ask your MP to improve legislation to reduce acid attacks https://www.writetothem.com/
UPDATE: He has handed himself in, clearly the media attention to catch him helped.