Two men rushed to hospital after King’s Cross Station ‘acid attack’

Carnage in the capital as two men are ‘splashed with acid’ outside King’s Cross Station just hours before brutal double stabbing in east London

  • Two men were taken to hospital after being ‘splashed with acid’ at King’s Cross
  • Two more men were found stabbed yards from each other in east London
  • Met Police is investigating both incidents in latest wave of violent crime 

Two men have been rushed to hospital after they were ‘splashed with acid’ in an attack near King’s Cross Station today.

Two groups of men were involved in a fight on Argyle Square, Bloomsbury, which is only a short distance from the railway station. 

Officers said the fight had broken up before they arrived at the scene. 

Meanwhile police are also hunting for a knifeman after a double stabbing in Stratford at around 1.30pm this afternoon.

A man in his 20s was found in Waddington Street, Stratford, with multiple wounds to his back at around 1.30pm.

Another man, aged in his late teens, was then found in nearby Cruikshank Road with stab wounds to his leg and buttocks.

Fire crews have been called in following an apparent acid attack which injured two men

The attack unfolded outside London’s King’s Cross station at around 1.30pm this lunchtime

The incident happened on Argyle Square, which leads towards King’s Cross Station

Speaking about the King’s Cross incident, a Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called to reports of an altercation between two groups of males on Argyle Square, Bloomsbury.

‘All parties had left the location before officers arrived at the scene.


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‘Two men were later found nearby with facial injuries reported to have been caused by a corrosive substance.

‘They have been taken to a nearby hospital; we await an update on their condition.

‘No arrests have been made. Inquiries continue.’

Police are investigating after a man in his 20s was found with stab wounds to his back in Waddington Road, pictured, Stratford, earlier this afternoon 

In what appears to be a double knifing, a man in his late teens was found with leg wounds yards away in Cruikshank Road, Stratford, just moments later

The two stabbings occurred just yards away from each other, pictured, and police believe they may be linked

Meanwhile in Stratford, the Met confirmed they were called shortly after 1.30pm and are investigating.

The victims have been taken to hospital and officers are awaiting updates on their condition. 

A London Air Ambulance was also scrambled to the scene and landed in the playground of nearby Colegrave Primary School.

Children in class watched on as it later left the site.  

 Today’s attack follows a separate incident in Romford at approximately 8.10pm yesterday. 

The 19-year-old was attacked on South Street, Romford at approximately 8.10pm yesterday. 

The Metropolitan Police said the young man had a noxious substance thrown at him. 

The attack happened on South Street, Romford at around 8.10pm yesterday. 

The Metropolitan Police said no arrests have yet been made in connection with the investigation. 

Danniella Westbrook expressed her concern about the level of acid attacks in the city

A 19-year-old man was attacked with a noxious substance outside Romford train station around 8.10pm yesterday. He was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment after the attack. The Metropolitan Police said they are appealing for witnesses to come forward

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘Detectives from East Area CID are investigating after noxious substance thrown at man in South Street Romford. We were called at 20:10hrs Monday and the man was taken to hospital

‘We await an update on his condition.’ 

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference CAD 7004/11Feb. 

The incident is the latest violent incident in London. 

On Sunday, 39-year-old Dennis Anderson from Lewisham was stabbed to death in the early hours of Sunday morning.

On Saturday afternoon, four people were arrested in Hayes – including two teenage boys – following the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy. The victim was rushed to hospital by air ambulance where his condition is described as ‘not life-threatening’. 

A few hours later, a 17-year-old boy was shot in Isleworth, west London. He was taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition.

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