Man runs into Kwik Fit for help after suspected acid attack

Terrified man ran into workshop screaming at technicians for help after thieves threw "acid" in his face

Man runs into Kwik Fit for help after suspected acid attack
Scenes outside Kwik Fit in North Finchley, North London following the attack. Image: Stuart Mitchell.

Kwik Fit technicians have this week been recalling the terrifying moment a man ran into their workshop screaming for help after thieves doused him with a “noxious substance”.

Technician, Elhaj Dillo told The Sun that he tended to the man with water at the Kwik Fit branch in North Finchley, London.

He said: “The guy who was injured was crying ‘acid, acid’.

“He couldn’t see anything.

“His eyes were bloodshot, like a Zombie.

“He sounded like he was in agony.”

Police arrived at the fast fit along with the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade.

The victim, who is thought to be in his 40’s, was rushed to Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Binesh Karia, supervisor at the shop, said: “We poured water on his face and he kept saying ‘call an ambulance I have been attacked with acid.’

“We took him into the washroom area and stripped his top off and washed him down with water while police were on their way.

“My area manager was the one who called the police while the man never stopped washing his face.

“He had to keep rinsing before the acid settled into his skin.”

A police spokesperson said: “It is understood the victim was approached by two suspects who threw a noxious substance at him before stealing his mobile phone.

“They then made-off from the scene.

“No arrests have been made.

“Enquiries continue.”

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