Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

UK police investigating acid attack at London club

UK police investigating acid attack at London club

Australian model Isobella Fraser was visiting her sister Prue who lives in London Isobella received horrific burns after she was caught up in the attack Who was injured?

LONDON (AP) - British police are investigating an acid attack at a London club that led to a mass evacuation.

Ten people were taken to hospital by ambulance, and two later presented themselves at an East London hospital, police confirmed.

Police said that they think the "noxious substance" had been sprayed right onto faces of a pair of men following an argument that broke out inside Mangle E8 located in Dalston late Sunday, early Monday.

Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Lee McCullough said "the noxious substance used has not yet been confirmed but samples retrieved from the scene have been sent for analysis".

The smell of gas made Fraser think "we were getting gassed, I thought it was a terrorist attack or something".

Investigators aren't sure what the acidic substance was, according to the BBC.

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Twelve people were injured when a corrosive substance was thrown from a bottle at the Mangle nightclub in Dalston, east London, on Monday night.

Isobella said once she noticed the fight break out, she tried to keep out of the way by moving toward the bar, not thinking that it was a big deal and security would resolve it.

Other people inside the venue, which can hold as many as 600 revellers, suffered the effects of the substance.

One woman, who asked not to be named, said she "initially thought someone had dropped a cigarette on my foot".

The police added there was no evidence to suggest the attack was gang related.

London Ambulance Service rushed 10 people to hospital after being called to the Lovejuice house music event on Warburton Road, Hackney, around 1am.

Witness Phie McKenzie tweeted: "Scary scenes tonight, we have heard reports of chemical burns of people in the building here".

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