Six people have been injured in multiple acid attacks at a busy London station as police launch a manhunt to find the culprits.
Officers were called just before 8pm on Saturday to Stratford Station in London, near to the Olympic Park, to reports of multiple victims having being sprayed with acid at locations around the station and busy shopping centre.
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A spokesperson for Scotland Yard said: “We were called to the area around Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre to reports of a group of males spraying what is believed to be a noxious substance.
“A number of people have been reported injured at different locations – believed to be six people. We await further details. ”
Witnesses at the scene said an argument broke out among a group of people.
A man who gave his name as Hossen, 28, a Burger King assistant manager, said he saw a victim and his friend, a known local homeless man, run into the fast food outlet bathroom “to wash acid off his face”.
He said: “There were cuts around his eyes and he was trying to chuck water into them.”
London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade have attended.
Police have arrested one man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and are searching for others.