Khan's London: Victims Sprayed With Acid In Terrifying Attack in Capital
UK's epidemic of violence continues to soar under London Mayor's Watch
Two men have been rushed to hospital after suffering burns following a suspected acid attack in East London, according to reports.
Police were called to an incident on Cricketfield Road near Hackney Downs in the early evening after receiving reports of a corrosive substance being thrown on tow men.
A car chase took place just before the attack, with one colliding into a wall, according to witnesses.
Witnesses then saw a corrosive substance being thrown over two men.
Bystanders scrambled to douse the victims with buckets of water to wash the acid of their bodies.
Then victims were rushed to a nearby hospital as police launched a search of the adjacent area.
There have been no arrests made.
A spokesperson for Met police said:
"Police were called at 7.21pm on Friday, 21 June to reports of a corrosive substance attack at Cricketfield Road, E5."
"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. At the scene, two males, aged 20s, were found suffering from substance burns."
"Both injured males were taken to east London hospitals where their condition was assessed as non-life threatening."
"Officers from Hackney are investigating. No arrests have been made."
Just hours earlier, two men dressed in burkas chucked acid at a market trade's face in Walthamstow.
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BREAKING: Two men in their 20s have been rushed to hospital after having a corrosive substance thrown in their faces in an ‘acid attack’ in east London.
Scotland Yard say police were called at 7.21pm - two males were found suffering from substance burns.
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The victim ran into a nearby shop yelling 'someone has poured acid on my face,' staff rushed to his aid and doused his face with water, and a customer called an ambulance.
A police spokesperson said:
"The man was taken to an east London hospital for treatment; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening."
According to Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), the UK has one of the highest rates of acid attacks per capita in the world.
London has become a hotbed for violent crime in recent years as Mayor Sadiq Khan faces mounting pressure to curb the violence in the capital.
Last week, Neon Nettle reported London had suffered its fifth killing in just six days.
Sadiq Khan, who has been criticized for spending more time virtue signaling and attacking President Donald Trump than dealing with the capital's knife crime epidemic, has been criticized for failing to keep the city safe.