A WOMAN has been rushed to hospital after a corrosive substance was hurled at her face as commuters were heading to work this morning (December 5) in North London, England.
According to reports, police and the emergency services raced to the scene on Kentish Town Road in Camden just before 7am following reports of a suspected acid attack. Paramedics doused the woman, who is believed to be in her 30s, with water before she was taken to hospital.
Speaking to LBC News, a witness said she saw a woman “collapse on the floor” as she was sprayed with a liquid.
A hazardous area response team (HART) has been called to scene, with the Metropolitan Police closing the road whilst a search of the area is conducted.
As Euro Weekly News understands, police are investigating what the substance is and who may have carried out the attack. No arrests have so far been been made with a statement being released which said:
“Officers were called to Kentish Town Road a little before 7am this morning after a substance was reported to have been thrown at a woman.
“London Ambulance Service were called and she has been taken to hospital; we await an update on her condition. The incident caused some disruption to roads.”