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Men sprayed in face with bleach in homophobic attack

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.

CCTV image of three people police are trying to trace following the attack Credit: Metropolitan Police

In the first attack, two men were sprayed with a substance - thought to be ammonia. A third man was attacked a short time later.

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Painting by renowned artist stolen from office

A painting by renowned artist Sergei Chepik has been stolen from an office in Vauxhall.

'Night Flight' by Sergei Chepik Credit: Metropolitan Police

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."

Ten injured after London bus ploughs into tree

Ten people have been taken to hospital after a bus crashed into a tree in Southwark. The accident happened during Tuesday's rush hour as the 63 bus was travelling to Clerkenwell Green.

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.

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