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London acid attack: 9 injured, including children

London acid attack: 9 injured, including children London police (video screenshot)

Nine people were injured after someone threw a harmful corrosive substance at a woman and two children in London on Wednesday, according to CNN and The Guardian.

It happened on Lessar Avenue, Clapham, South London, around 7:25 pm. The police came to the scene right away. Three witnesses tried to help the first victims and three police officers had minor injuries while responding, according to the police. Five of them needed medical help.

London acid attack: 9 injured, including children

Photo from the scene (video screenshot)

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement the person believed to be responsible ran away after the incident happened in Clapham. Nobody has been arrested yet.

“A man was seen fleeing the scene. We are drawing on resources from across the Met to apprehend this individual and work is ongoing to determine what has led to this awful incident,” said Detective Superintendent Alexander Castle.

The police are still investigating what the substance is. Firefighters used special tools to collect the harmful substance.

A local politician, Marina Ahmad, said the woman and children were in a car when they were attacked. “There has been a traffic collision with a man assaulting occupants in a car and throwing acid. Victims include children,” she said on X.