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Copenhagen Street ‘acid attack’: Dad, 40, suffers life changing injuries

PUBLISHED: 07:39 10 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:20 10 April 2017

Copenhagen Street in Islington was cordoned off on Saturday after an acid attack. Picture: Tom Marshall

Copenhagen Street in Islington was cordoned off on Saturday after an acid attack. Picture: Tom Marshall

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A father, mother and their two-year-old son have suffered burns following an acid attack.

Copenhagen Street in Islington was cordoned off on Saturday after an acid attack. Picture: Tom Marshall Copenhagen Street in Islington was cordoned off on Saturday after an acid attack. Picture: Tom Marshall

Police are appealing for witnesses following the assault on the family in Islington at around 1.05pm on Saturday.

The trio were found with injuries after a strong acid was thrown on them, London Fire Brigade said.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to reports of an attack at the junction of Copenhagen Street and Caledonian Road.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “The victims – a 40-year-old father, a 36-year-old mother and their two-year-old boy – were found with injuries consistent with a noxious substance, believed to be an acid, being thrown at them.

“They were initially taken to a north London hospital and were subsequently transferred to another hospital.

Copenhagen Street in Islington was cordoned off on Saturday after an acid attack. Picture: Tom Marshall Copenhagen Street in Islington was cordoned off on Saturday after an acid attack. Picture: Tom Marshall

“The man’s injuries, whilst not believed to be life-threatening, are being treated as life-changing.”

In the early hours of Sunday, the force added that the mother and her son had been discharged from hospital after being treated for minor injuries.

The London Fire Brigade said the adults suffered 15% burns to their hands and bodies while the infant was burnt on his face.

The liquid had a PH reading of one and tests confirmed it was a strong acid and oxidizing substance, a spokesman said.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Reporting by Press Association

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