Two men injured in East London road rage acid attack

Two men have been injured during a suspected acid attack during road rage incident outside an East London day care centre. 

Police confirmed a ‘corrosive substance’ had been used during the incident on North Street, Barking. 

According to Scotland Yard: ‘Police and the London Ambulance Service are on the scene at an incident whereby two males have sustained non-life threatening injuries resulting from an attack using corrosive substance.

The suspected road rage attack happened outside the Abbey Children's Centre, pictured, on North Street in Barking, east London at around midday according to the Metropolitan Police

The suspected road rage attack happened outside the Abbey Children's Centre, pictured, on North Street in Barking, east London at around midday according to the Metropolitan Police

The suspected road rage attack happened outside the Abbey Children’s Centre, pictured, on North Street in Barking, east London at around midday according to the Metropolitan Police

‘It is believed to be a road rage incident at this stage.’

Police stressed Abbey’s Children Centre was not involved in the incident. 

Officers have secured the scene of the crime and have begun an investigation. 

Last week, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced plans to ban the sale of acid and other corrosive liquids to children under the age of 18. 

Recent figures have shown that Barking and Dagenham are among the current hotspots for acid attacks in London. 

Previously, Barking and Dagenham Council admitted they were considering evicting anyone convicted of an acid attack from council property.  

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