A family have suffered injuries after an acid attack in London today
The Islington assault has left a man, a woman and their two-year-old son with burns.
Scotland Yard said “strong acid” was thrown at the group by an assailant.
Firefighters, who were among the first at the scene, used their hose to cool the victims' burns.
A Met Police spokesman said the man, aged 40, has suffered serious injuries.
They said: “The man's injuries, whilst not believed to be life threatening, are being treated as life-changing.”
Both adults suffered 15 per cent burns, while the child suffered burns to the face.
The mother and boys injuries are not as serious as those suffered by the father. All three are being kept in hospital.
The attack took place at the junction of Copenhagen Street and Caledonian Road
A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said tests showed the acid had a PH level of 1.
They said: “Tests have found a strong acid and oxidising substance.”
The attack took place in Islington, London this lunchtime
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The incident occurred at around 1pm at the junction of Copenhagen Street with Caledonian Road.
Any witnesses are urged to contact the Central North CID via 101, or by tweeting @MetCC.
To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.