Two Men Left with Facial Injuries After Acid Attack Near London Train Station

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Two men have been left with facial injuries after a “corrosive substance” was thrown during a brawl near London’s Kings Cross station.

Police were call to reports of a fight between two groups of men on Argyle Square near the train station at 1:30pm Tuesday, reports the Evening Standard.

When officers arrived, they found two men with facial injuries, “reported to have been caused by a corrosive substance,” according to a police statement. All other suspects and those involved in the brawl had fled and there have been no arrests.

A London Air Ambulance spokesman confirmed that the two injured parties had been taken to hospital “as a priority.”

London’s King’s Cross station is one of the busiest train stations in the UK and across the street from St Pancras International, which serves overground links to the south of England, a number of underground lines, and is London’s Eurostar terminal.

It is the second suspected acid attack Scotland Yard has dealt with in 24 hours. A 19-year-old was rushed to hospital after having a “noxious substance” thrown at his face near a train station in Romford, Essex, on Monday evening.

In August, Breitbart London reported that there had been an average 15 acid attacks a week over the past three years, three-quarters of which took place in London.


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