Ilford noxious substance attack leaves man, aged in his 20s, in a critical condition

William Deo (left) and Gavin Okwu-Brewis. Photo: Met Police

William Deo (left) and Gavin Okwu-Brewis. Photo: Met Police - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace two men in connection with a noxious substance attack which took place in Ilford.

Officers received reports of an incident in which a man, aged in 20s, had a noxious substance thrown at him on Wednesday, June 13 at around 10pm.

The male was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

The substance is believed to have been ammonia.

Police do not wish to release more specific details of where the incident took place at this time.

But they have released images of William Deo, 20, and Gavin Okwu-Brewis, 29, who they would like to speak to in connection with this offence.

They should not be approached by members of the public.

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Anyone with information about their location is asked to call police on 999 quoting reference 8771/13 June.

Alternatively tweet @MetCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.