6 people injured in London acid attack, a teenager has been arrested amidst suspicions
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 24-Sep-2017
London, September 24: London has recently become a prime target of nuisance. Six people have been injured after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at Westfield shopping mail in East London. Until now, a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in suspicions of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident.
Three of the victims needed hospital treatment after they were hit with the substance during an “altercation” between two groups of males at the Stratford centre. Scotland Yard said the altercation took place inside the shopping centre shortly before 8pm. “During this incident a noxious substance was thrown. When the liquid was thrown, both groups ran from the scene,” the force said. The police has not labeled the incident to any terror activities.
Ambulance services and police team reported the incident within 10 minutes of the first emergency call. “We treated 6 patients and took three to London hospitals”, said Paul Gibson, London ambulance assistant director of operations. A significant rise in acid attacks in the UK has prompted calls in recent months to restrict the sale of corrosive substances which can be bought easily over the counter.