Man left with life threatening injuries after acid attack says he believes

first_imgMr Muhktar said the attack was “definitely a hate crime”, saying “I believe it’s something to do with Islamophobia”. He told Channel 4 News: “Maybe he’s got it in for us because of all the things that have been going on. John Tomlin, who police are looking for after two people suffered serious burns in an acid attack The public have been warned not to approach John Tomlin, 24, who is being sought after the pair were struck with a corrosive substance as they sat in a car at traffic lights.Scotland Yard said Tomlin, who has distinctive tear drop and dagger face tattoos, is around six feet tall and is known to frequent the Canning Town area of the East End.The attack in Beckton in east London on June 21, Miss Khan’s 21st birthday, left her and her 37-year-old cousin with serious burns to their faces and upper bodies and requiring hospital treatment.Miss Khan has also suffered damage to her left eye and Mr Muhktar was temporarily placed in a coma. Scotland Yard said Tomlin, who has distinctive tear drop and dagger face tattoos, is around six feet tall and is known to frequent the Canning Town area of the East End.Detective Superintendent Neil Matthews said: “I would like to reassure the public that our continued focus remains on finding the person responsible for this horrendous act of violence.”We will continue to progress these inquiries as quickly as humanly possible and fully understand concerns that they should be brought to justice quickly.”This male should not be approached; instead members of the public should dial 999 if seen.”The attack happened at 9.15am in Tollgate Road and the car drove off before colliding with a fence, police said.Later that day officers including the Metropolitan Police’s territorial support group raided a building in the East End, but no arrests have been made. Resham Khan Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. John Tomlin, who police are looking for after two people suffered serious burns in an acid attackCredit:PAcenter_img Resham Khan before and after the attack Resham Khan before and after the attack A man left with life threatening injuries following an acid attack said he believes it was a racially motivated assault.Police are hunting a man wanted over the “horrendous” acid attack that left Jameel Muhktar and his cousin Resham Khan with “life-changing” facial burns. Resham Khan after the attack “I haven’t done anything to anybody, we’re not terrorists.”It was excruciating pain, I was screaming like a baby.”last_img