Police investigating 'noxious substance attack' in east London

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 26, 2017

Two teenagers have been injured in a suspected acid attack in east London.

A video of the incident posted on Twitter by Chris Lennon appears to show a topless man pouring water over his face and torso as paramedics tend to him.

Witnesses said at least three fire engines, two ambulances and police responded.

"Officers were flagged down in the area at 7pm on Tuesday, July 25, by the two males who are believed to be aged in their late teens".

There is another man without a shirt who was pictured sitting on the kerb apparently being checked over by ambulance workers.

One man who fell victim to one of the attacks said it felt like someone threw fire in his face.

Shocking footage shows a man doused with water after the latest suspected acid attack in London.

Both youngsters have been taken to an east London hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not life threatening, the Metropolitan Police said.

London Ambulance Service also attended the scene.

No arrests have been made.

It comes after it was announced police are now equipped with acid response kits, following a spate of attacks in recent weeks.

He said a crime scene remained in place in the area.

More than 400 were carried out in the six months leading up to April this year, according to figures from 39 police forces in England and Wales.

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