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Man suffers ‘life-changing injuries’ after acid attack on family

Toddler and mother suffer burns after shocking attack

09 April, 2017 — By Joe Cooper

The aftermath of the acid attack in Islington. Photo: Tom Marshall

A TWO-YEAR-OLD boy and his parents were rushed to hospital after an acid attack on Saturday afternoon, leaving the father with “life-changing” injuries.

Emergency services were called to the junction of Copenhagen Street and Caledonian Road at 1pm after a “noxious substance” was thrown at the family.

The 40-year-old father suffered “life changing” injuries, while the 36-year-old mother and the toddler’s injuries are believed to be minor, Scotland Yard said.

Firefighters at the scene used water to cool them down before they were taken to hospital. The mother and son have since been discharged.

A London Fire Brigade (LFB) spokesman said tests had shown the unknown liquid had a PH level of 1, adding: “Tests have found a strong acid and oxidising substance.”

Detectives from Central North Borough Command Unit are investigating. There have been no arrests.

Witnesses or anyone with information are urged to contact Central North CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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