Man has ‘acid sprayed in his face’ during suspected street robbery attack

A man has reportedly been attacked with acid during a suspected street robbery in London.

At just before 11.20am, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were called to “reports of a corrosive substance attack” at Bloomsbury Place, Holborn.

The man, who the force say was in his 30s, had been sprayed in the face “with a substance that had inflamed/irritated his eyes”.

The victim, who was wearing a white suit, and was treated at the scene.

No arrests have yet been made and a crime scene remains in place, it was confirmed.

The full statement from the Metropolitan Police reads: “Police were called at 11:18hrs on Tuesday, 13 April to reports of a corrosive substance attack at Bloomsbury Place, WCI.

“At the scene, a male, aged 30s, had been sprayed in the face with a substance that had inflamed/irritated his eyes.

“At this early stage detectives believe that the attack was sustained during a personal robbery.”

No arrests have yet been made, it was confirmed.

The statement read: “The victim was treated by medics and London Fire Brigade at the scene. We await further updates.

“There have been no arrests.

“A crime scene remains in place.”