BREAKING KENT

Chef attacked with Acid at Fish and Chip Shop in Whitstable

chef attacked with acid at fish and chip shop in whitstable

The Chef and part owner of a Fish and Chip has been rushed to hospital after he was attacked with acid attack outside his fish and chip shop in Whitstable,Kent
Police were called to Ian’s Plaice – formerly known as Ernie’s Plaice – in Thanet Way, Whitstable earlier this morning. It is understood that the attack is related to an attempted robbery at the ship that went wrong.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called to a report that a man was assaulted at a premises off the Thanet Way in Whitstable at 8.49am this morning.

“It was reported that a substance was thrown at him.
Police were called to “Ernie’s Plaice” at 8:49am this morning. “A man has been taken to hospital. So far no arrests have been made but we have started to make enquiries.”

The victim is believed to be a chef at the fish and chip shop.

The attack comes after it was announced anyone who carries acid could face up to four years in prison, or risks a life sentence if they attack someone.

The Crown Prosecution Service has issued tough new guidelines to judges following a number of attacks.

It’s the first time it’s issued rules specifically referring to acid or corrosive substance