Search

Mangle E8 ‘acid attack’: 12 in hospital with burns after ‘noxious substance’ sprayed during fight in London Fields nightclub

PUBLISHED: 12:35 17 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:49 17 April 2017

Mangal E8 is evacuated after the suspected acid attack. Picture: Phie McKenzie/@PhieMcKenzie

Mangal E8 is evacuated after the suspected acid attack. Picture: Phie McKenzie/@PhieMcKenzie

Archant

Twelve partygoers were taken to hospital with burns after an acid attack in a London Fields nightclub early this morning, police believe.

Two men in their early 20s, thought to have been the targets of the attack, were seriously injured, while 10 others nearby suffered minor burns, Scotland Yard said.

It happened at Mangle E8, just off Mare Street, at about 1.10am. One witness, Phie McKenzie - who was across the road at Martello Hall – tweeted a photograph showing stretchers and firefighters outside the club in Warburton Street.

“Scary scenes in Hackney tonight,” she wrote. “We have heard reports of chemical burns of people in the building here.

“The staff there were brilliant and from what I could see, so were emergency services. Hoping that all affected are OK.”

A police spokesman said: “Officers believe a dispute between two groups of people developed inside the venue, resulting in a noxious substance being sprayed by a male suspect directly at two victims.

“Other people inside the venue suffered the effects of the substance.

“The substance is yet to be identified, but it is believed to have been acidic.”

No one has been arrested. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Mangle E8 could not immediately be contacted. Staff at the club’s sister restaurant Wringer and Mangle said they were unable to comment.

Latest Hackney Stories

3 minutes ago

Which one of these four players is England’s greatest right midfielder of all time?

Yesterday, 18:27

An unbeaten half-century from James Harris saw visitors Middlesex complete an outstanding recovery to beat Leicestershire by one wicket in a marvellously tense finish to their Specsavers Division Two county championship match at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road.

Yesterday, 17:28

Belgium and Tunisia have met on three previous occasions in all competitions, with a win apiece and a draw. The encounters have been tight affairs, with victories decided by one-goal margins, but today’s match didn’t follow the same trend.

Yesterday, 12:00

Gareth Southgate’s promising young England side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

Yesterday, 08:30

The drama surrounding the threat to Gillett Square continues apace with over 1,500 new signatories in the past month to the Change.org petition to Save Gillett Square, writes Adam Hart FRSA, chief executive officer Hackney Co-operative Developments (HCD) 1996-2012, co-director Vortex Foundation, resident and parent for over 35 years.

The temperature nudged the mercury towards nearly 30c as the man sat down on a bench, sited between Grace Road’s evocative pavilion and the sight screen.

Middlesex ended day three of their County Championship match at Grace Road on 82-3, 299 runs adrift with only seven wickets remaining.

Fri, 16:33

Brazil and Costa Rica were winless in their opening matches at the World Cup and were both hoping for their first victory of the tournament at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

PROMOTED CONTENT

To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now


Newsletter Sign Up

Hackney Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists