Six Burned in Acid Attack as Groups Clash in East London


Sky News reported that authorities were not treating the incident as terror-related and there was the possibility that other suspects were at large. "I'm actually done with how bad this year has been for innocent people".

"Wishes for him and the friends who were with him".

Several people were injured Saturday near the Stratford Center shopping center in Stratford, east London, after being sprayed with a "noxious substance", police said.

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Police at the scene described it as an acid attack.

The police were called to the scene of the attacks at around 8 p.m. Saturday, and they arrested one man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, Scotland Yard said.

Emergency services in Stratford following a noxious substance attack where six people have been injured.

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The area has been cordoned off with London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade at presence.

Over 450 such attacks were reported in the British capital in 2016, compared to 261 in 2015 and around 150 in 2012, according to London Metropolitan Police statistics.

Police immediately put a cordon at the front of the shopping centre, with a handful of young witnesses visibly shaken by what they saw.

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