A man was left with facial injuries after an acid attack in Borehamwood. 

The victim, 19, was cycling towards Aberford Park when he was approached and had what is suspected to be sulphuric acid sprayed into his face on Monday, October 23.

The attack, which happened between 9.30pm and 9.50pm in the Eldon Avenue area, caused minor injuries to the man's eyes and lips.

Herts Police were called to reports of a man banging on doors in the area, and when officers arrived they found the victim washing his face with water.

A spokesperson for the force said officers currently do not know if the attacker and victim know each other.

The suspect is described as a black male with dreadlocks, in his 30s, who was wearing black clothing.

Appealing for witnesses yesterday (October 25), Detective Inspector Beth Hanna, of Hertsmere Local Crime Unit, said: “If you were driving on the roads surrounding the park at the time stated, and have a dashcam, please check your footage to see if you captured anything that may support our investigation. I would also like to ask any local residents to check any CCTV or doorbell camera footage they may have to see if it has recorded anything.”

Police asked anyone with information to call non-emergency number 101, or email beth.hanna@herts.police.uk, quoting reference 41/84837/23.