Two men injured in suspected Bethnal Green acid attack

Video grab courtesy of Chris Lennon/@lennon8t2 of men being treated at the side of the road near Rom

Video grab courtesy of Chris Lennon/@lennon8t2 of men being treated at the side of the road near Roman Road in Bethnal Green - Credit: PA

Two men have been taken to hospital after a suspected acid attack in Bethnal Green.

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The pair, believed to be in their late teens, were attacked with a “noxious substance” in Roman Road at around 7pm yesterday.

Their injuries are not said to be life-threatening.

No arrests have been mande and enquiries are ongoing.

Images from the scene show two men with their shirts off having water poured over their faces.

Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali called for “urgent action” from the Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

She added: “It’s unacceptable that another attack with a corrosive substance has occurred in east London.”

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Anyone with information concerning the attack is asked to call police on 101, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.