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Police hunt woman over ‘corrosive substance attack’ at Tube station

Police are looking to speak with a woman and man, pictured on CCTV, in connection with the alleged attack
Anyone who recognises the woman and man, pictured on CCTV, are asked to contact British Transport Police - BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE/PA

Police are hunting a woman after a suspected corrosive liquid was thrown over two boys in a London Tube station on Saturday.

Just after 8pm, the boys reported having a liquid thrown on them at Elm Park Tube station in Havering, east London.

British Transport Police are searching for the culprits and and released CCTV footage of three people on Tuesday.

The woman of interest has long brown hair and is seen walking along a Tube platform wearing a white top and carrying a puffer jacket.

Walking beside her is a person wearing a black face covering, a baseball cap and a black puffer jacket.

Another CCTV image captures the pair approaching the barriers with a man in a black jacket.

British Transport Police has released footage of three people they are looking to speak to in  connection with an alleged assault at Elm Park Underground station
The man and woman at Elm Park Underground station - BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE/PA

Investigating officer Det Insp Marvin Bruno said: “Violence in any form will not be tolerated on the rail network and we would like to reassure the travelling public that our officers are working tirelessly to identify and apprehend those responsible.

“We are really keen to speak to the people in the images, or anyone else who witnessed the incident, as we believe they have information which could help our investigation.

“If you know them or have any information that might help, please get in touch.”

The boys were treated at a hospital and their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or changing.