Police launched an investigation at London’s Borough Market Thursday afternoon after three people were injured by a substance delivered by post.
London Fire Brigade said they had been called to a “chemical incident” at a restaurant in the world-famous market Thursday. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement they had been called to “reports of an unidentified substance being delivered in an envelope to a business in Stoney Street, SE1”, and that the property had been evacuated.
Three people have been treated for injuries which have been described as minor, and no arrests have been made. It is not presently clear how the envelope containing the substance was delivered, and whether it went through the postal system.
Unconfirmed report of acid/corrosive incident in borough Market attracts fire, police and ambulance attendance. pic.twitter.com/6PQsxUtTTu
— Paul Dawson (@poleydee) August 10, 2017
The incident comes as London experiences a surge of attacks against individuals using corrosive substances. Breitbart London reported this week on the remarks of a specialist burns surgeon who has treated some of the victims of the thousands of acid attacks that have taken place in the capital in recent years, when he said they were now at “epidemic levels”. London has already been identified as the acid attack capital of the world, with a 74 per cent rise in assaults — from 261 to 454 — between 2015 and 2016.
The Borough Market sustained another attack of a different kind in June when Islamist terrorists drove a hired van across London Bridge, running over pedestrians, before disembarking and stabbing bystanders with knives around the market. Eight were killed, and the attackers were shot dead by a police response unit.
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