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Teenagers arrested following acid attack at Lakeside shopping centre

Lakeside shopping centre in Essex Photo: Credit: Google

Two teenagers have been arrested following an acid attack at Lakeside shopping centre in Essex.

A 16-year old boy from Romford and a 17 year old boy from Dagenham were in police custody on Friday night after being arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

Two women suffered minor injuries after having a substance thrown at their faces.

Police say it happened following a fight between a group of people which spilled into the McDonald's restaurant.

“I understand this incident may have caused concern but we believe it was a targeted and isolated incident and there is no risk to the wider public.

“The area was busy at the time and I believe there would have been a lot of people who saw what happened.

“If you saw what happened, have any video of it or have any other information my team needs to speak to you.”

– Inspector Rob Brettell