|'Acid Attack' Takes Place in Brentford|
Man reports that two teenagers sprayed him in face with 'noxious substance'
Police are investigating an attempted robbery that took place in Brentford this Monday evening (8 May) in which the victim had what he described as a ‘noxious substance’ sprayed in his face.
The police were called to High Street, Brentford at 6.36pm where they found a 20-year-old man suffering from the effects of the liquid which he said two youths had attacked him with as they tried to rob him. It is believed that the attack took place on the Ealing Road near the junction with Albany Road.
London Ambulance Service took the victim to a west London hospital where his injuries are not thought to be life changing.
A 16-year-old-youth and an 18-year-old- man were arrested for possession of a prohibited weapon after officers searched the area. Both have been taken to a west London police station where they remain in custody.
There have been a rising number of similar ‘acid attacks’ reported in London recently including one last month in the Fulham area.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
May 9, 2017