A number of residents got in touch last night, concerned about reports of an acid attack on Croxted Road.
We sought an urgent update from police, and were relieved that the substance used was not acid:
At approximately 1815 on Monday, 3 June police received a phone call to Croxted Road in relation to a possible acid attack. Police, the London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service were quickly on scene and administered first aid to the male victim.
Following testing of the substance by the London Fire Brigade at the scene it was confirmed that the substance used was not acid. It is likely that an irritant such as CS or Pepper spray was used in the assault.
The investigation is still ongoing, extensive CCTV and witness enquiries were carried out at the scene and attempts to identify the suspect vehicle involved are ongoing
Our thoughts are with the victim, with our best wishes for a speedy recovery. If you saw anything, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or give info via http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org .