A Father has relived the horror second his spouse and 10-year-aged daughter have been doused with acid by a stranger on their entrance doorstep.

The man, 43, claimed there was “lots of screaming” when the spouse and children was specific in what he thinks was a circumstance of “mistaken identification”.


Three people which include a kid were injured in the attackCredit rating: Alamy
The floor outside the home appeared to be burnt by the liquid


The floor outside the dwelling appeared to be burnt by the liquidCredit rating: SWNS

Emergency crews were scrambled to the flats in Colindale, North London, at all around 7.20pm on Monday.

They observed the boy or girl, the woman, 36, and the 43-year-old male hurt after a corrosive compound was thrown at them.

The victims were taken to medical center with non-everyday living threatening accidents and have due to the fact been discharged, police verified.

These days, the father, who did not want to be named, instructed MailOnline: “My wife answered the doorway and then I heard a lot of screaming.

“I rushed to see what was going on and then I felt my legs burn off. I did not really know what was likely on.

“I don’t know what any of this is about. I saw the man or woman who did this and didn’t recognise him.

“I consider we’ve all been the victims of mistaken identification.

“This attack has nothing to do with us due to the fact we are not that kind of family.”


His spouse explained they have been “quite upset” by the ordeal, adding: “We truthfully will not fully grasp why this has transpired to us.”

The dad sustained acid burns to his daily life whilst his daughter “endured the worst accidents but she’s undertaking Alright”.

Horrified neighbours mentioned the family had been attacked when a “stranger” knocked on their doorway and chucked the material.

One mentioned: “I observed a little female arrive out in PJs, no sneakers, with a lady.

“Equally were being taken in an ambulance. I’m certain it was an acid assault as law enforcement ended up operating in with drinking water bottles.”

Another person else additional: “Seemingly a stranger knocked on their doorway, they opened and ended up attacked.”

My wife answered the door and then I read lots of screaming. I rushed to see what was likely on and then I felt my legs burn off.

Father target

Remarkable pics display a huge black mark burned into the floor outdoors the flat with streaks of liquid continue to visible on the doorway frame.

A indication has also been erected warning of an “acid spillage” which urgently demands a “deep cleanse”.

The household have temporarily moved out of their ground flooring flat on the Beaufort Park estate.

Police confirmed no arrests have been made with officers however investigating.

They said some cops have been handled at the scene after entering the handle but none of their circumstances are assumed to be significant.

Detective Sergeant Ewa Czura reported: “It is critical that we determine the suspect responsible for this attack and we require the public’s help.

“If you were in the area and witnessed the incident or have any information and facts that could guide, I urge you to come forward and converse to police.

“The information and facts you have could be vital to our investigation and enable to carry justice to the victims and their relatives.”

The Fulfilled extra: “An investigation is underway pursuing an incident in Colindale where a corrosive compound was thrown.

“No arrests enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.

“Everyone with details is asked to get in touch with law enforcement on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quotation CAD 6733/12July.”

A sign at the scene warns of an 'acid spillage' which needs a 'deep clean'


A indication at the scene warns of an ‘acid spillage’ which needs a ‘deep clean’Credit score: SWNS
Emergency crews on the scene


Emergency crews on the sceneCredit history: SWNS
Police have launched an investigation


Law enforcement have released an investigationCredit: Alamy