Male arrested after reported threats of acid attack in Hornchurch

A nine-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being hit by a car

Three men alleged threatened to throw acid in Hornchurch - Credit: PA WIRE

A male has been arrested in Hornchurch after a group of three males allegedly threatened to throw acid.

Police said they were called at approximately 2am yesterday (August 27) to the High Street, Hornchurch after a male was threatened to have acid thrown over him.

The group fled the scene and a man was later arrested nearby.

A bottle was later recovered, but at present it is not known what the substance was.

Police say the victim suffered no injuries.

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Investigations into the incident continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, ref CAD 480/27.

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