A man has been left bleeding and blistered after acid was thrown in his face early this morning.

The 61-year-old was leaving a property in Trafalgar Road, Twickenham, just before 6.15am when he was attacked.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident and are looking for two men, one of whom was wearing a brown jacket.

A police spokesman said: "Two men were seen running from the block down Trafalgar Road, turning left onto Hampton Road towards Twickenham Green shortly after the incident."

The man was taken to hospital and is currently believed to be in a stable condition.

London Ambulance Service (LAS) sent a single responder and an ambulance crew to the scene.

An LAS spokesman said:“We were called at 6.15am to reports of a person with burns to the face.
“Staff treated one patient, a man believed to be in his 60s, before taking him to hospital.”

Police were seen scouring the street and looking in bushes today.

Anyone with any information, contact Richmond police on 0208 247 7218 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Do you know more? Call 020 8744 4260 or email rachel.bishop@london.newsquest.co.uk.