Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

UK police investigating acid attack at London club; 12 hurt

UK police investigating acid attack at London club; 12 hurt

He said: 'My manager told me that around one o'clock they heard somebody saying that someone was attacked with liquid acid and there was a girl who had half her arm and her face burnt.

British police are investigating the attack at east London club Mangle, which led to a mass evacuation.

Isobella, visiting her Chelsea-based sister who had been working in the United Kingdom for seven months, said she had turned her back to get away as the fight, involving people they did not know, broke out.

Two clubbers, aged 24 and 29, were seriously hurt in the attack and have been moved to a specialist burns hospital in Essex, where they are in a stable condition, the Metropolitan Police said.

Arthur Collins, 25, was pictured inside Mangle Club in East London on Sunday before an altercation broke out and acid was sprayed into the crowd, causing 20 people to suffer painful chemical burns.

Police are still hunting for the man who is believed to have thrown a noxious substance after a fight in the venue.

One witness stated that they saw a few women pour water on those who were injured.

The victim said she had been left with a red circle the size of a 50p piece around her toes, and questioned how the substance made its way passed the security of the club.

"The next thing I remember is being pushed over this barrier fence", Prue said. A total of 12 people attended hospital suffering burns.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "The only information that we have is that it was an unknown corrosive substance thrown within the nightclub".

Police believe acid is rising in popularity amongst gangs due to how easy it is to obtain as well as how hard it is to link the weapon to a specific perpetrator. They took themselves to hospital for treatment.

London Ambulance Service rushed 10 people to hospital after being called to the Lovejuice house music event on Warburton Road, Hackney, around 1am.

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