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.


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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.

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