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Two people hurt in Mile End acid attack

PUBLISHED: 15:25 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:25 04 July 2017

Burdett Road was closed southbound from Mile End Road this morning. PICTURE: Google StreetView

Burdett Road was closed southbound from Mile End Road this morning. PICTURE: Google StreetView

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Two people are in hospital after a suspected acid attack in Mile End in the early hours of this morning.

A woman in her late thirties and a man in his mid-twenties were attacked “with a corrosive substance” in Burdett Road at 2.13am.

They are not in a life-threatening condition but both have burn injuries.

No arrests have been made, and police said “At this early stage of the investigation, this is not believed to be a hate motivated crime but all lines of enquiry remain open.”

A crime scene is still in place, with forensic officers searching for evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tower Hamlets police via 101 or via Twitter via @Metcc

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org


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