Two men left with facial injuries after “acid attack” in central London
LONDON, FEB 12– Two men were left with facial injuries on Tuesday afternoon after they had a “corrosive substance” thrown at them during a street brawl, British police said.
Emergency services rushed to Argyle Square, near King’s Cross station, after the attack.
Police said those involved had all fled the scene, but the victims were found injured nearby.
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 13:33 hrs on Tuesday, 12 February to reports of an altercation between two groups of males on Argyle Square, Bloomsbury.”
“All parties had left the location before officers arrived at the scene,” she said. “Two men were later found nearby with facial injuries reported to have been caused by a corrosive substance.”
“They have been taken to a nearby hospital; we await an update on their condition,” she added.
King’s Cross station is one of the busiest in Britain, and is located in the London Borough of Camden on the edge of central London. – XINHUA