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Manhunt Underway After Acid Attack on Boys at London Tube Station

Police in London have launched a manhunt after two boys were subjected to a horrifying acid attack at Elm Park Tube station on Saturday evening. The incident has intensified concerns over a spate of corrosive substance attacks in the region, including the recent Clapham assault on a mother and her children.

The British Transport Police (BTP) released CCTV images of three individuals believed to be connected to the attack, which occurred just after 8pm on February 24. The victims, whose injuries necessitated hospital treatment, are fortunately not facing life-threatening or life-changing consequences.

This latest incident adds to a disturbing trend of acid attacks in southern England, with at least five reported cases within the past month alone. Among these, the Clapham attack drew significant attention, involving a mother and her children being targeted by an Afghan asylum seeker.

CCTV footage from the Elm Park incident captures two men, one wearing a distinctive black puffer jacket and face covering, and another in a black coat. A woman, donning a cream jacket and blue jeans, is also seen in the images, holding a green coat.

Detective Inspector Marvin Bruno emphasized the gravity of the situation, stating, “Violence in any form will not be tolerated on the rail network.” He urged anyone with information to come forward and assist in the investigation.

The alarming rise in acid attacks has prompted heightened vigilance among authorities and communities alike. The public is urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity promptly to help combat this disturbing trend.

Anyone with information regarding the individuals depicted in the CCTV images or details about the incident is urged to contact British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 803 of 24/02/24. Alternatively, individuals can reach out to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The surge in acid attacks has sparked calls for stricter regulations surrounding corrosive substances. Experts warn of the potential for copycat attacks and stress the importance of swift action to prevent further incidents.

As authorities intensify efforts to apprehend those responsible, the public is reminded to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to safeguard against such attacks.

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