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ACID ATTACK: Two women arrested following alleged incident in Aldenham

 Published on: 27th March 2024   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Detectives investigating an alleged acid attack in Aldenham, have today arrested two women in connection with the incident.

It was reported that two people approached a man in Hilfield Lane on Monday, March 18, and threw what was believed to be a corrosive substance over him.

A 34-year-old woman and a 31-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH), being in possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and for being in possession of firearms in a public place. They both remain in police custody and are assisting with enquiries.

Detective Inspector Claire Richardson-Wabe of the Safeguarding Command who is the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) said: “I am grateful to bring this arrest to the attention of the public.

“It has been a complex investigation since it was reported, and it has involved significant resources including specialist teams and the Local Crime Unit in Hertsmere.

“I am appealing to anyone who either witnessed the incident or has any vital information which may help our investigation to get in touch.”

You can report information online, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting Op Esox.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form. Please still quote Op Esox.

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