Thursday 21 September 2017

Three injured after 'chemical substance' delivered to London restaurant in envelope

Feng Sushi, Borough Market, London. Picture: Google Maps
Feng Sushi, Borough Market, London. Picture: Google Maps
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Three people have been injured after a suspected chemical substance was delivered to a London restaurant in an envelope.

The Telegraph is reporting that the unidentified substance, believed to have been corrosive, was sent to Feng Sushi restaurant in Borough Market.

The restaurant was evacuated as a precaution and was cordoned off by police.

London Fire Brigade said firefighters using protective equipment were inside the building after they were called to assist police with a "chemical incident" shortly before 2pm.

The Metropolitan Police said it was called to "reports of an unidentified substance being delivered in an envelope" to a business in south east London.

Three people were treated for minor injuries.

Police said no arrests had been made and enquiries continued.

"At this early stage this is not being treated as a terror related incident," a police spokesman added.

Feng Sushi was caught up in the recent terror attack at Borough Market when three attackers killed eight people on June 3.

Alex Nypels (23) a supervisor at Feng Sushi, came face to face with one of the terrorists as he was locking up for the night.

He took knives from the kitchen for self defence and ushered five staff and two lingering customers downstairs to hide in the basement.

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