Eight believed hurt after substance ‘sprayed’

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One man said a victim ran into a Burger King to “wash acid off his face”

Eight people are believed to have been injured in Stratford, east London, after reports they had been sprayed with a “noxious substance”.

Police were called to Stratford Centre, opposite Westfield, just before 20:00 BST. A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

The Metropolitan Police said there had been reports of a group of males spraying people with the substance.

Ambulance and fire services are also at the scene.

Those reported injured are believed to be in a number of different locations.

The incident is not believed to be terror related.

A police spokeswoman said a cordon was in place at the shopping complex.

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People were reported injured from a number of different locations

Witnesses at the scene said an argument had broken out among a group of people.

A man who gave his name as Hossen, an assistant manager at Burger King, said a victim ran into the fast food chain to “wash acid off his face”.

The 28-year-old added: “There were cuts around his eyes and he was trying to chuck water into them.”

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A cordon remains in place around the Stratford Centre area

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