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West Ham fans in Stratford acid attack

AcidA 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection to the attack which saw six people injured, including two West Ham fans, when they were sprayed with acid near the Stratford Shopping Centre just before 8pm on Saturday.

Witnesses of the horrifying crime described how a gang of men sprayed noxious liquid into crowds outside the centre and at a next-door tube station causing widespread panic.  Dramatic video and images shared on social media show police treating victims behind a cordon at Stratford station where a white substance can be seen on the floor.

Noxious substance attack in east LondonWitnesses described the panic in the moments after the mass attack as injured people hurried to wash their faces and limbs with water.

Police have ruled out terrorism. Witnesses claimed the substance was thrown by ‘young black teenage males’ after an argument broke out. Three of the victims, including one West Ham football fan were rushed to hospital after they were sprayed with the liquid following an ‘altercation’ between the two groups of males.

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Scotland Yard confirmed none of the injuries were either life-changing or life-threatening.

 

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

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