Westbourne Grove 'acid' attack: Three injured after 'noxious substance thrown in London street'

Three men have been injured in a suspected acid attack on Westbourne Grove in west London, near Notting Hill.

Local reports indicate the attack was near a DIY shop with emergency services now on the scene.

The condition of the injured men is not known. Detectives are working to establish what the substance is.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "We were called by the London Ambulance Service at 2.10pm today to reports of reports of a noxious substance attack on Westbourne Grove.

"Officers are on the scene. At this stage it is believed there are three victims."

The London Fire Brigade was also called.

The London Ambulance Service have said they do not have the condition of the men.

Bethany Keen tweeted: "Just walked past the poor guys on Westbourne Grove. Will this f***ing acid attacking every (sic) stop? Cowardly and disgusting."

There have been no arrests.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 2:11pm today to Westbourne Grove and Kensignton Garden Square, Notting Hill to reports of an incident.

“We sent a single responder in a car, two ambulances and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched our hazardous area response team (HART).

“We treated three people at the scene and took them to hospital."

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