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Islington Acid Attack Sees Father, Mother And Two-Year-Old Burned

Infant burned on his face.

09/04/2017 09:02 | Updated 09 April 2017

A father, mother and their two-year-old son suffered burns following an acid attack in north London. 

Police are appealing for witnesses following the assault on the family in Islington at around 1.05pm on Saturday.

The trio were found with injuries after a strong acid was thrown on them, London Fire Brigade said.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to reports of an attack on the junction of Copenhagen Street and Caledonian Road.

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A father, mother and their son were attacked with acid in Islington, north London

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “The victims - a 40-year-old father, a 36-year-old mother and their two-year-old boy - were found with injuries consistent with a noxious substance, believed to be an acid, being thrown at them.

“They were initially taken to a north London hospital and were subsequently transferred to another hospital.

“The man’s injuries, whilst not believed to be life-threatening, are being treated as life-changing.

“The woman and child suffered minor injuries but remain in hospital at this time.”

The London Fire Brigade said the adults suffered 15% burns to their hands and bodies while the infant was burnt on his face.

The liquid had a PH reading of one and tests confirmed it was a strong acid and oxidizing substance, a spokesman said.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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