Plaistow ‘acid attack’: Corrosive substance thrown at two teenagers in east London

Two teenagers were rushed to hospital after a suspected acid attack near an east London Tube station.

Witnesses poured water on the faces of the young victims, aged 17 and 18, after they became involved in an “altercation” shortly before midnight on Thursday, police said.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in London Road, close to Plaistow station, at 11.47pm.

Scotland Yard said an 18-year-old man received burns to his face from a corrosive substance and cuts to his head.

A 17-year-old boy also received burns to his face as well as minor cuts to his knee.

Paramedics rushed both victims to an east London hospital.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Their injuries are not life threatening or life changing.

“A knife and bottle of corrosive substance were recovered on the street. No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.”

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