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OP BARTELL – Corrosive Substance Attack, Clapham

Police are appealing for information regarding a corrosive substance attack that took place on Lessar Avenue, Clapham, London, SW4 on the evening of Wednesday 31st January 2024.

Details of Incident

At around 19:25 hours on Wednesday 31st January 2024, police were called to an incident in Lessar Avenue, Clapham, London, SW4. Initial reports stated a young child had been thrown to the floor, as well as an adult female and a second child suffering injuries consistent with them coming in to contact with a corrosive substance.

Prior to police arrival the suspect had made off in his vehicle, crashed into a parked car and made off on foot. This male remains outstanding at this time and it is believed that the male has a facial injury that was obtained during the attack.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command have launched a major incident investigation.

Detectives are appealing to members of the public who have any information relating to this investigation. This information is vital to the investigation.

Additionally anyone with CCTV, mobile phone, doorbell or dash cam footage relating to the incident is asked to preserve and supply it to Police at the earliest opportunity as part of the investigation.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to a police officer regarding this incident please call the incident room on 020 8284 8483 or phone 101 quoting reference CAD 7790/31JAN24.

Alternatively information can be provided anonymously by contacting CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at