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An arrest has been made after a woman was assaulted in a chemical incident in Orpington

An arrest has been made in connection with a shocking assault that occurred during a chemical incident in Orpington. The incident has left the community deeply concerned about safety and well-being.

The incident unfolded, leaving residents in disbelief, as a woman fell victim to an assault during a chemical-related altercation. Authorities swiftly responded to the scene to investigate the incident and provide the necessary medical assistance.

Officers from the Met Police have now reported that an arrest has been made in connection with this alarming incident. While details regarding the nature of the chemical incident and the exact circumstances surrounding the assault remain undisclosed at this time, the arrest is seen as a significant step in the ongoing investigation.

The arrested individual is currently in police custody, where they will be questioned regarding their involvement in the incident. The authorities are committed to uncovering the truth behind this unsettling event and ensuring that justice is served.

Local residents and witnesses are encouraged to cooperate fully with the investigation by providing any information or insights they may possess. Community engagement is vital in incidents of this nature, and the authorities are eager to gather all available information to piece together a comprehensive understanding of the events leading up to the assault.

As the investigation progresses, further updates will be provided to the public to maintain transparency and ensure that the community remains informed about the case.

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at approximately 09:55hrs on Tuesday, 23 January by a woman who reported she had been assaulted and a glue-like substance put on her door in High Street, Orpington.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the woman was assessed at the scene for a head injury.

“LFB attended and confirmed the substance was not hazardous.
“A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and criminal damage and remains in custody.
“Enquiries into the circumstances continue.”

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said: “Firefighters were called to a report of a chemical incident on High Street, Orpington.”

“Crews carried out a sweep of the building, and four flats were evacuated as a precaution whilst firefighters conducted their work.”

“The Brigade was first called at 0951, and the incident was over for crews at 1144.

“Firefighters from Sidcup, Bexley and Bethnal Green Fire Station attended the scene.”

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