London: A 21-year-old man is being treated in hospital after an acid attack in north-east London in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Police were called to the incident at 2.34am and the London fire service also attended the scene.
The Metropolitan police said: “Officers attended and found a 21-year-old man who had been assaulted, with a corrosive substance thrown over his face.”
Scotland Yard said the victim also sustained cuts to his hands, believed to have been caused by a knife.
A spokeswoman said: “The man has been taken to an east London hospital. His injuries are not being treated as life-threatening or life-changing.” Police have yet to make any arrests and said inquiries were ongoing.