London commuter has substance thrown in his face on a Tube train

London commuter has substance thrown in his face and his phone robbed in ‘fake acid attack’ on a Tube train

  • The victim was robbed of his phone after three men approached him on the Tube
  • One of the suspects chucked the contents of his bottle at his face during robbery
  • Fearing it was an acid attack, he jumped off the carriage at Elephant and Castle
  • Police, firefighters and paramedics all rushed to the scene to treat the victim

A London commuter had a substance thrown in his face during a ‘fake acid attack’ aboard a Tube train this morning.

The victim was robbed of his phone after three men approached him and one chucked the contents of a bottle at his head during rush hour.

Fearing it was an acid attack, the man jumped off the Tube carriage at Elephant and Castle and called emergency services.

Police, firefighters and paramedics all rushed to the scene where it was determined that the substance was harmless and likely just some undetermined drink.

Firefighters, paramedics and police are pictured outside Elephant and Castle tube station this morning following reports of an acid attack 

Paramedics rushed to the scene where it was determined that the substance was harmless and likely just some undetermined drink

A British Transport Police spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Officers attended Elephant and Castle station at 9.33am following a report of a robbery on board a tube.

‘The victim, a man, reported he had been splashed with a substance, now suspected to be a drink from a bottle.

‘He was treated at the scene by paramedics; the victim suffered no injuries.

‘Officers remain at the scene and efforts to locate three men involved in the incident are ongoing.’

Fearing it was an acid attack, the man jumped off the Tube carriage at Elephant and Castle and called emergency services

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