London chemical attack: Nine people including mother and two young children are rushed to hospital after ‘corrosive substance’ thrown in Clapham South with manhunt for suspect

London chemical attack: Nine people including mother and two young children are rushed to hospital after ‘corrosive substance’ thrown in Clapham South with manhunt for suspect

A mom and her two younger kids have been rushed to hospital after a suspected acid assault in London, police stated.

Officers have launched an investigation after a suspected corrosive substance was thrown on the trio in Lessar Avenue, Clapham South.

The attacker fled the scene after the incident, with Metropolitan Police searching the assailant.

Three different folks – who’re all adults – have additionally been rushed to hospitals after sustaining accidents whereas it’s believed they have been speeding to the household’s support. 

And three cops are additionally receiving medical consideration after responding to the scene, though their accidents are stated to be minor.

A big police presence could be seen on the highway, which sits instantly subsequent to Clapham Frequent. Fireplace engines and ambulances are additionally on the scene.

Detective Superintendent Alexander Fortress stated: ‘Officers are on scene following this horrific incident.

The attacker fled the scene after the incident, with Metropolitan Police searching the assailant

Officers have launched an investigation after a suspected corrosive substance was thrown at the trio in Lessar Avenue, Clapham South (pictured)

Officers have launched an investigation after a suspected corrosive substance was thrown on the trio in Lessar Avenue, Clapham South (pictured)

‘Three victims – a girl and her two younger kids – have been taken to hospital for therapy.

‘Three different folks – all adults – have been taken to hospital for accidents sustained, we consider, as they got here to their support. We are going to replace as quickly as we all know extra about their situations.

‘Three cops have additionally been taken to hospital after they responded to the incident. Fortunately we consider their accidents to be minor.

‘Whereas checks are ongoing to find out what the substance is, at this stage we consider it to be a corrosive substance.

‘A person was seen fleeing the scene. We’re drawing on assets from throughout the Met to apprehend this particular person and work is ongoing to find out what has led to this terrible incident.

‘The Nationwide Police Air Service are aiding us. Any members of the general public who might help us with info or materials ought to name 999 instantly ref CAD 7790/31 Jan.’

Marina Ahmad, Labour’s London Meeting member for Lambeth & Southwark, posted on X: ‘There was a visitors collision with a person assaulting occupants in a automobile and throwing acid. Victims embrace kids.’ 

It is a breaking story. Extra to comply with. 

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