On early Sunday morning, three young men were doused with pesticides from the upper floors on Kingsland High Street.
Hackney District police took a call about a chemical attack at 05:20 on May 6th. Three men at the age of 17, 22 and 27 were doused with acid. Someone poured it from the upper floors of the building. As listed in the protocol, the liquid was "poisonous, but not corrosive", but the exact chemical composition of the liquid is specified.
The police began an investigation, but the wording "poisonous, but not corrosive substance" will reduce the severity of the sentence if the attackers are identified. The use of corrosive liquids is punishable by a prison sentence of six months according to the new law. Whereas for a "poisonous" substance, depending on its composition, a fine as for hooliganism can be assigned.
The men who suffered from the chemical attack were sent to the hospital. There is no information on their condition, but the attackers could not be identified right at that moment.