Injuries in London club 'acid attack'

Fire crews outside the Mangle E8 club Image copyright @PhieMcKenzie

At least 12 people suffered burns during a suspected acid attack at a club in east London.

Hundreds of revellers were evacuated from Mangle E8 in Sidworth Street, Dalston, after police were called at about 01:10 BST.

London Fire Brigade said a “strong acidic” unknown corrosive substance was thrown inside the venue.

Police said 10 of those affected were taken to hospital by ambulance, while a further two sought treatment at A&E.

Their injuries are non life-threatening.

Image copyright London Ambulance Service

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “The only information that we have is that it was an unknown corrosive substance thrown within the nightclub.

“It was identified by a PH paper test as a strong acidic substance.”

It is understood about 600 people had been attending an event at the nightclub before it was evacuated.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said the 10 people were treated for minor burns at the scene before being taken to hospital.

No arrests have been made and officers are continuing to investigate, he added.

Witness Phie McKenzie tweeted: “Scary scenes tonight, we have heard reports of chemical burns of people in the building here”.

London Ambulance Service said it sent a number of ambulance crews and a hazardous area response team to the venue.

Image copyright PA

Sign-up to get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning

Have you been affected by this incident? Were you at the club or in the area at the time?

Let us know by emailing

Please include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also contact us in the following ways:

  • WhatsApp: +44 7555 173285
  • Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay
  • Text an SMS or MMS to 61124 (UK)

Or please use the form below:

Your contact details

If you are happy to be contacted by a BBC journalist please leave a telephone number that we can contact you on. In some cases a selection of your comments will be published, displaying your name as you provide it and location, unless you state otherwise. Your contact details will never be published. When sending us pictures, video or eyewitness accounts at no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws. Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions

BBC News Source Link

Brought to you by Planet Genius

If You Liked This Article, Join our Newsletter To Receive More Great Articles

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *