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Emergency crews race to London high street after boy, 17, injured in 'acid attack'

Emergency crews race to London high street after boy, 17, injured in ‘acid attack’

EMERGENCY crews raced to a London high street this evening after a 17-year-old boy was injured in a suspected acid attack.

Firefighters were first on the scene in Romford and aided the teenager before paramedics arrived and took him to hospital.

There he was treated for superficial burns but has since been discharged.

An LAS spokesman confirmed they were called to Collier Row Road at 6.40pm.

He said: “We sent a single responder in a car, an ambulance crew and our hazardous area response team to the scene.

“We treated one person at the scene and took them to a hospital in East London.”

A spokeswoman for Metropolitan Police confirmed officers were called to reports of a noxious substance attack on the road.

No arrests have been made so far.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to call policing by dialling 101 and quoting reference CAD6385/15AUG, Tweet @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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