LONDON BLOODBATH: Horror as teen attacked in street with acid and knuckleduster
A TEENAGER was brutally attacked by a knuckleduster and sprayed with an acid in Greenwich, south-east London, amid spiralling levels of violence in the capital.
The 18-year-old was left with a fractured eye socket and a broken nose when he was assaulted on the way home from a night out in an unprovoked attack.
The victim reportedly got off a 286 bus at Bexley Road, when he was approached by three men who began to harass him.
Despite trying to move away, the men swore at him and proceeded to punch him in the face continuously with a knuckleduster.
Another one of the attackers pulled out a clear liquid and sprayed it at the victim.
The men are believed to have run off towards Avery Hill Road.
The teenager went to hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning, following the attack.
Police were called just after midnight to the hospital in south-east London, where the victim was being treated for his injuries.
He did not sustain any burns from the acid.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to find the attackers.
Detective Constable Dan Newbury, of Greenwich Borough, said: “This is a truly vicious assault; the victim was minding his own business on his way home when these three males have confronted him and left him with injuries that are possibly life-changing.
“Were you in the area at this time? Did you see three males running towards Avery Hill Road? If so I would urge you to tell us what you saw as soon as possible.”
The suspects are said to be white, aged between 18 to 25 years old and were all wearing tracksuits.
The attacker who punched the victim had short blond hair and was around 5ft 10in tall, while the second and third suspects were around 5ft 8in tall and also had short blond hair.
Tests are being carried out on the clear liquid the attackers sprayed the victim with, to find out exactly what the substance was.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information should call Greenwich Police via 101 quoting 256/16 June or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Greenwich stabbing sees woman killed in her own garden in London knife crime epidemic
LONDON'S crime wave continues after a woman was found stabbed to death in her back garden in Greenwich.
Police were called at around 11.30am yesterday morning to reports of a body found in the rear garden of a house in Tunnel Avenue, south east London.
Officers and London Ambulance Service rushed to the scene and found the body of a woman, believed to be in her fifties, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman appears to have suffered stab injuries.
A man in his fifties was arrested at the scene of the suspected murder.
He has been taken into custody at a south London police station.
A Met Police statement said: "A post-mortem examination will take place at Greenwich Mortuary Sunday, 24 June.
"Officers believe they know the identity of the woman and are in the process of informing next of kin.
"Cordons are in place at the scene.
"Although the incident is not thought to be domestic, detectives believe the deceased and the man arrested were known to each other."
It comes on the same day a man was found dead outside Greenford underground station in west London after he was involved in a brtual fight.
And just hours later, four miles away in South Harrow, the London Air Ambulance was called to a stabbing.
The victim's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening in that case.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is under increasing amounts of pressure as crime continues to soar across the capital.
He has accepted responsibility for the dramatic increase of violence as the capital's crime commissioner, but blamed the rise on cuts to youth services.
Mr Khan said: “I'm the Mayor of London, I'm the Police and Crime Commissioner - I accept responsibility for what happens in our city.
"Security is the biggest concern I have, it’s the one thing that keeps me up at night - whether it’s terrorism threats, whether it's the surge in serious violent crime."
The rise of violent crime in London has been blamed partly on an excessive supply of cocaine in the country.
Earlier this year, Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick also accused some music videos saying they "glamourise" violence.
Anyone with information can call officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command on 020 8721 4054.
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