Five persons injured in London Acid attack


At least five people were confirmed injured in Stratford, after a reported acid attack, police were called to Stratford Centre, opposite Westfield, just before 20:00 BST. A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

According to reports, the Metropolitan Police said there had been reports of a group of males spraying people with a noxious substance.

Those reported injured are believed to be in a number of different locations.

At least five patients were treated at the scene, and three of them were taken to hospital, Paul Gibson of the London Ambulance Service said.

London Fire Brigade said it was assisting police, and a number of emergency response vehicles were at the scene.

A police spokeswoman said a cordon was in place at the shopping complex.

According to BBC, witnesses at the scene said an argument had broken out among a group of people.

A man who gave his name as Hossen, an assistant manager at Burger King, said a victim had run into the fast food chain to “wash acid off his face”.

The 28-year-old added: “There were cuts around his eyes and he was trying to chuck water into them.

Source: ( PM News )


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