Hampshire Police offer £5,000 in manhunt for brothers after acid attack

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Hampshire Police are offering a £5000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two brothers being hunted after an acid attack.

Officers are continuing their search for Billy and Geoffrey Midmore, who they want to speak to in connection with the acid attack in Southampton on Friday, September 18.

Carla Whitlock, 37, was seriously hurt when she was attacked near Turtle Bay bar and restaurant at around 9pm that evening. She has now been released from hospital following treatment for extensive burn injuries and has been told she may never regain the sight in one eye.

Police say extensive enquiries are ongoing in Hampshire, and in the Kent and London areas; with teams of Hampshire Constabulary officers working alongside police forces in the South East area.

Detective Inspector Will Whale, leading the investigation, said: “We are offering a £5000 reward to anyone who gives us information that leads to the arrest of these two men.

“We have had a tremendous response from members of the public, and we’d like to thank them for coming forward and speaking to us, and for sharing our appeals on social media; and we’d ask them to continue doing so. However, we still think there are people out there that know something about where they are, but haven’t yet come forward and spoken to us. We hope this reward will encourage them to come and tell us what they know.

“We have circulated these men nationally as wanted persons and the borders are closed to them. We have every reason to believe they are still in the country and are still focusing on the south east of England. Our team are working relentlessly to find these two men and we would ask them to give themselves up. It’s only a matter of time ‘til we find you, so come and speak to us now.”

Billy Midmore, 22, and 26-year-old Geoffrey Midmore are both from London. Billy is described as: white, 5ft 8ins, he has blue eyes and a scar on his left arm. He speaks with a London accent and is of stocky build.

Geoffrey is described as: white, 5ft 1ins, he has green eyes and a scar on the right side of his face. He is of stocky build and has a tattoo on his hand.

A police spokesman said: ‘If you think you have seen them or know where they are, do not approach them. Call 101 immediately, quoting Operation Interstate.’