‘My eyes! My eyes! call the police, my eyes!’ Desperate cries of London chemical attack victim


Nine people, including children, have been hurt after a “corrosive substance” was thrown in Clapham, south London.

London Fire Brigade said they were “called to a chemical incident on Lessar Avenue” on Wednesday evening.

It said crews provided immediate emergency care to a woman and two children.

London Ambulance Service said it treated nine people, with five of them taken to a major trauma centre.

“Three patients were taken to a local hospital and the other was discharged at the scene,” it added.

Police said three officers who responded were among those hurt and that they were trying to catch a man who fled the scene.

London Assembly member Marina Ahmad said on X that a man had thrown acid at people in a car following a crash.

The incident happened shortly before 7.30pm and pictures show a white hatchback with the doors open in the middle of the road.

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