Notting Hill Carnival crowd in London hit by acid attack

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Notting Hill Carnival crowd in London hit by acid attack
Notting Hill Carnival crowd in London hit by acid attack

London Police are investigating a suspected acid attack on Notting Hill Carnival’s attendees in London which took place on Sunday.

The Metropolitan Police said a mild acidic liquid was thrown over a number of people in Ladbroke Grove, west London, during the carnival just before 8pm on Sunday, reports Independent.

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“Some of the crowd in the area then quickly dispersed, causing injuries to two people, who have since received treatment from the London Ambulance Service at the scene,” a spokesperson said.

“Three people have also reported skin irritation injuries, although these are not thought to be serious.”

No arrests have been made so far and police is working to identify the culprits.

The Met said there had been 122 arrests on Sunday, a fall of about 20 per cent on last year.

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The famous carnival which takes place over the Bank holiday weekend has hosted thousands to celebrate Afro-Caribbean culture with the parade of bright colors.

This year the festival held a minute’s silence for the 80 victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, when the sound systems were turned off.

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