Police have arrested a 31-year-old man in Kent over a suspected homophobic attack in which a clubber was sprayed in the face with bleach.
Police investigating an incident which took place in the early hours of Sunday, 8 June where three men were sprayed with a substance, thought to be ammonia arrested a 31-year-old man yesterday (Thursday, 12 Wednesday, 11 June) in Kent on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm (GBH). He is currently in custody at a south London police station.
The 23-year-old victim was with a friend who was also sprayed with what police believe was ammonia. A third man was also attacked.Read the full story ›
A clubber attacked with bleach in south London has been told by doctors he may never see again. Speaking to the Evening Standard, one of the victims, who has not been named said:
My face was burning so much, I thought it was acid. I thought I would never see again and my face was melting.
He poured every last drop onto us and then turned around and walked away, like it was mission accomplished.
The chemical burnt the cornea in my left eye and the vision hasn’t cleared since. The doctors said it should hopefully return but there is no guarantee.
My friend’s tongue was swollen and it looked like someone had scratched part of it away. It was horrible.
Police have issued CCTV images of a man and two younger women they are trying trace following the attacks.
In a statement, the Met Police said: "In the first incident, at approximately 0400hrs, the substance was sprayed at two men outside the Lightbox nightclub in South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall. This followed a verbal exchange between the two men and a group outside the venue.
"Following comments made during the exchange, this incident is being treated as a homophobic hate crime."A short time later, police were made aware of a third man who had also been sprayed in the face with a substance in the vicinity of the nightclub.
Three have been sprayed in the face with bleach outside a nightclub in Vauxhall in what police are treating as a homophobic hate crime. The attacks happened outside the Lightbox club at around 4am Sunday morning.
In the first attack, two men were sprayed with a substance - thought to be ammonia. A third man was attacked a short time later.
The father of a baby who died after getting an infection from a contaminated drip says he hopes his son's death will save other children.Read the full story ›
Cyclists say their action is justified tonight because they think the entire area needs to be redesigned to stop people dying on the capital's roads.
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A painting by renowned artist Sergei Chepik has been stolen from an office in Vauxhall.
The work called 'Night Flight' was taken from the office at Westminster Business Square on Durham Street. It was not on display, but kept in a silver art bag and leaning against a wall when it was stolen.
Detective Constable Anne Hogarth, said: "The painting had been on display at the Catto Gallery in Hampstead in February in a retrospective exhibition of the artist's work and had been temporarily stored in the business premises and was to be returned to the owner's home when it was stolen."
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The crash left windows on the top deck of the bus smashed and destroyed part of the frame. Police say no one was seriously injured.