1. ITV Report

Man pours acid over himself after being sentenced for fraud

A man has been seriously injured after dousing himself with acid in court.

Inner London Crown Court Credit: Google Street View

The man was in the dock at Inner London Crown Court on Monday when he poured liquid over himself. The 54-year-old had reportedly just been sentenced for fraud offences when the incident happened. An officer was also slightly injured.

He was reported to have been carrying a metal water bottle but CCTV footage is said to have shown him sipping from it as he went through security.

Police were called to Court 10, Inner London Crown Court, at 12.01pm on Monday, 29 April, following reports of a serious assault.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance attended and a male aged in his fifties was found to have doused himself with a noxious substance. He has been taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries. His condition is critical. A female dock officer was also injured by some of the substance. Her injuries are not believed to be serious and she did not require hospital treatment.

– Met Police