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Suspect arrested in UK 'Islamophobic' acid attack

John Tomlin turns himself into police after attack lets 2 Mulsim cousins with ‘life-changing injuries’

Suspect arrested in UK 'Islamophobic' acid attack file photo

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal


A male suspect has been arrested in connection to an acid attack on two Muslims, according to a statement Sunday by Metropolitan Police.

John Tomlin, 24, “handed himself into an east London police station and was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent,” the statement said.

Jameel Mukhtar, 37, was in a car with his cousin, Resham Khan. who was celebrating her 21st birthday, when they were sprayed with a corrosive substance

Police appealed for information about Tomlin’s whereabouts following the June 21 “Islamophobic” attack in which “both victims received life-changing injuries”.

In an emotional interview with broadcaster Channel 4, Mukhtar described the acid attack as an “Islamophobic hate-crime”.

“I believe it was something to do with Islamophobia or maybe he’s got it in for Muslims because of what’s been going on lately,” he said

Islamophobic attacks in the U.K. has skyrocketed following deadly terror attacks in recent weeks in Manchester and London, according to official figures.

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