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Man arrested after ‘noxious substance’ disguised in fruit squash bottle is seized by police in Tower Hamlets

PUBLISHED: 13:43 19 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:07 19 July 2017

This 'squash bottle' was found to contain a 'noxious substance'. Picture: TWITTER@MPSTowerHam

This 'squash bottle' was found to contain a 'noxious substance'. Picture: TWITTER@MPSTowerHam

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Officers have seized a bottle filled with a ‘noxious substance’ following a police chase in Tower Hamlets last night.

Officers also seized class A and B drugs. Picture: TWITTER@MPSTowerHamOfficers also seized class A and B drugs. Picture: TWITTER@MPSTowerHam

The liquid which could be used in an ‘acid attack’ was found in the bottle of Robinson fruit squash alongside a quantity of drugs.

A man has been arrested for possession of a noxious substance and supply of class A and B drugs following the find just after 10pm.

Tower Hamlets Police uploaded images of their find on social networking website Twitter.

The find comes the day after Conservative and Labour MPs added weight to calls for the government to get tough on acid attacks.

The politicians want tougher sentences as well as a crackdown on sales and a new criminal offence for those carrying sulphuric acid.

Home Office minister Sarah Newton said the Government must do “everything possible” to tackle the “emerging threat”, with those who commit acid attacks being subjected to the “full force of the law”.

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