Acid attack in nightclub leaves 12 with burns
At least 12 people have been burned in a suspected nightclub acid attack. Two people were in a serious condition in hospital following the incident in Dalston, East London, on Sunday night which police believe took place after two rival groups of partygoers got into a dispute.
Among the victims was also a young woman who reportedly suffered burns to her face and arms. Witnesses described frantic people pouring bottles of water over an injured friend, while others said the scene resembled a "war".
About 600 people had to be evacuated from Mangle nightclub as emergency services rushed to the scene.
The London Ambulance Service (LAS) said it had taken 10 patients to hospital, while police said a further two people with similar injuries sought treatment at a hospital. Video footage shows the venue's corridors filled with clubbers wrapped in medical blankets as firefighters filed past.
A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said: "The only information that we have is that it was an unknown corrosive substance thrown within the nightclub." (© Daily Telegraph London)