Three Police Officers Hurt In Acid Attack

7 July 2013, 06:24

Three police officers have been treated in hospital after having ammonia thrown at them in Muswell Hill.

Officers received a report of a disturbance and assault at 11.57pm on Friday July 5th.

Officers were attending a nearby address to make an arrest when ammonia was thrown at them.

Three officers were taken to hospital, two were discharged and one remains in hospital receiving treatment for a burn to his eye.

Three members of the public were also injured, two women and a man remain in hospital receiving treatment for burns.

The man has what has been described as a serious eye injury. 

A man and a woman have been arrested and remain in police custody.  

Supt Steve Howes said:
"The safety of our officers is paramount and this sort of behaviour towards them is completely unacceptable.

We take these matters very seriously and we will take robust action on anyone responsible. We will also ensure the officers involved receive the suitable welfare needs required to support them."

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on the 101 non-emergency number, or contact Crimestoppers - in confidence - on 0800 555 111.

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