London: Six injured in acid attack at Stratford Centre; teen arrested, police say terror link not suspected


London: Six people were injured in a suspected acid attack in London, according to the metropolitan police.

The police were called to Stratford Centre at 8 pm on Saturday following an "altercation" between two groups of males where a noxious substance was thrown, reports the BBC.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The injuries were "not life threatening or life changing", the London Ambulance Service said.

Out of the six injured, three were taken to a hospital.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

Those reported injured were believed to be in a number of different locations, sparking initial fears that people had been sprayed at random.


A metropolitan police official said: "I would like to be very clear concerning this incident.

"What initially may have been perceived as a number of random attacks has, on closer inspection, been found to be one incident involving two groups of males.

"This incident is not being treated as terror-related."


Published Date: Sep 24, 2017 01:46 pm | Updated Date: Sep 24, 2017 01:46 pm


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