01/02/2024 9:54, updated 02/01/2024 10:16
Nine people were injured after a man threw an allegedly corrosive substance at a woman and two children on Wednesday night (31/1), south of London. The information comes from the British newspaper The Guardian.
The other six people – three civilians and three police officers – were injured after trying to help the victims. Five of them needed to be taken to the hospital.
The superintendent and detective of the London Metropolitan Police, Alexander Castle, told English newspapers that the officers’ injuries were minor and said he believed the substance thrown at the woman was corrosive.
“Although testing is ongoing to determine what the substance is, at this stage we believe it is a corrosive substance,” the detective highlighted.
According to Marina Ahmad, a member of the London Labor Assembly, in a post on X (formerly Twitter), a traffic dispute was the motivation for the attack.
“There was a traffic collision with a man attacking the occupants of a car and throwing acid. Victims include children,” the politician wrote.
No one has been arrested so far. “A man was seen fleeing the scene. We are using resources to apprehend this individual and work is ongoing to determine what led to this horrific incident,” Detective Castle added.