News 26 July 2017
Author: Marisa Lee

There’s been another horrific acid attack in East London

Author Marisa Lee
26 July 2017

The acid attacks of London continue today, with two men left in horrendous pain after being attacked with a corrosive substance in Bethnal Green.

The victims were targeted at around 7pm last night and ran away desperately screaming “we’ve got acid on us”, asking for help as their skin “peeled off” and the acid melted their clothes.

A video shows the men shirtless, having water poured over them from a firefighter’s hose. Paramedics rushed to the scene and helped cover the two men in water. The victims were then both taken to hospital for treatment. Thankfully, their injuries are not life threatening.

A resident of the area, Jamie Austin, told the Standard that she saw tarpaulin and red tape covering part of the road. “I didn’t see anyone because the tarps were up. But I saw red tape which is obviously not a good sign.

She continued, “I live right by here so I’m terrified to leave my house now.”

PC Bennett, from Bethnal Green police station, said the colour of the victims’ faces “had changed from where the bleach had been thrown over them”.

He told the Daily Mail at the scene: “So there was a discolouring on the faces.
[The alleged victims] weren’t saying too much. It is believed that they do know who the suspect is. We can see it’s been burnt through their clothing.”

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A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police in Tower Hamlets are dealing with a suspected noxious substance attack on two males in Roman Road, E2.

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

“Both have been taken to an east London hospital for treatment after an unknown liquid was thrown at them.

“No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.”