A MAN was found screaming "help me" in a heap on the floor after an acid attack.

The 29-year-old was found collapsed on Calderon Road, Leyton, shortly before 7am on Monday, March 20.

Masir Uddin, who works as a shopkeeper nearby, said the victim, who is believed to be eastern European, is a regular customer at his shop.

Mr Uddin said after hearing the man’s cries for help he went outside and found him collapsed on the street.

He said: “I heard a man screaming saying ‘help me please’. I went out and he fell down on the street.

“He was coughing and bleeding from his mouth. One side of his jacket was burned where his sleeve was. His face was red.

“I brought a bucket of water and milk out of my store and he drank the milk.

“He was crying a lot and I was frightened. I have never seen anything like it in my life.”

The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital. His condition is not life threatening.

No arrests have been made in connection with the attack.

A Met Police spokesman said: “A 29-year-old man suffered injuries consistent with having a substance thrown in his face.

“Enquiries are underway to ascertain what the substances is.”