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He had a young son and was expecting his second child.A car he was travelling in with two friends was stopped in Tollgate Road at around 10pm on 15 June.Detectives said the pensioner was lucky not to have lost the sight in one eye after a moped-riding robber calmly squirted a “noxious substance” at him, having already stolen his watch.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said Edir Da Costa, known as Edson, “became unwell” during the operation in Beckton.
“Mr Da Costa became unwell, first aid was administered, an ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital.
Tragically on Wednesday 21 June, Mr Da Costa died.” A preliminary postmortem conducted the following day did not establish a cause of death, but the pathologist found “no injuries to suggest severe force was used”.
“We are committed to conducting a comprehensive investigation and I would urge anyone with information to support our efforts.” Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] call 08.
A 75-year-old man was nearly blinded in a “despicable” acid attack robbery, police have revealed.
The attack on the 75-year-old in Harrow, north London, comes amid a spate of acid attacks and ‘moped robberies’ in the capital that has seen thieves riding around the streets using acid or hammers and crowbars as weapons.