Romford 'acid attack': Teenage boy, 17, rushed to hospital after suffering burns in busy east London high street

Sean Morrison
Romford 'acid attack': The victim was found in Collier Row Road: Google

A teenage boy was rushed to hospital after suffering burns in a suspected acid attack in east London.

The victim, 17, was treated for superficial burns after the shocking incident in Collier Row Road, Romford.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to reports of an acid attack in the street just before 6.45pm on Wednesday.

The teenager was taken to hospital for treatment but has since been discharged.

No arrests have been made and officers are appealing for witnesses.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “Officers from East Area Command Unit attended the hospital to speak with the victim and are investigating.

“There have been no arrests at this time. Enquiries continue.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information is asked to call policing by dialling 101 and quoting reference CAD6385/15AUG, Tweet @MetCC, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.