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.


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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.

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