Man, 29, is injured after being sprayed with ‘ammonia’ in attack on busy London street in capital’s SECOND such ‘acid attack’ of the day
- The man was attacked on Roman Road in Tower Hamlets at around 5.40pm
- He has been rushed to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be serious
- No arrests have been made yet and an investigation is underway
A 29-year-old man has been left injured after he was sprayed with ‘ammonia’ on a busy London street this evening in the second ‘acid attack’ of the day.
The man was attacked on Roman Road in Tower Hamlets at around 5.40pm and police were called to the scene.
The victim has been rushed to hospital however his injuries are not believed to be serious and an investigation is underway.
The man was attacked on Roman Road in Tower Hamlets at around 5.40pm and police were called to the scene
A police spokesperson said: ‘We’re dealing with an incident at around 5.40pm in which a substance, believed to be ammonia, was thrown at a 29-yr-old man in the area of Roman Rd, E3.
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‘The victim was taken to hospital. Thankfully we understand injuries are not serious. Investigation is underway; no arrest yet.
Images from the scene show emergency services workers standing around a cordoned off area on the road.
Earlier today officers were called to Stoke Newington High Street (pictured) by the London Ambulance Service at just before 2.35am
Earlier today a 21-year-old man was been rushed to hospital after he was attacked with acid in north-east London this morning.
The victim had the substance thrown over his face and also suffered cuts to his hands, believed to have been caused by a knife.
Officers rushed to Stoke Newington High Street after they were alerted to the attack by the London Ambulance Service at about 2.35am.
The London Fire Brigade was also at the scene.
A spokeswoman for Scotland Yard said: Officers attended and found a 21-year-old man who had been assaulted, with a corrosive substance thrown over his face.
‘The man has been taken to an east London hospital. His injuries are not being treated as life-threatening or life-changing.’
No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
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