Acid Attack At Gay Club Sends Three Men To The Hospital
A stomach-turning attack on gay men at a London nightclub has sent police on a hunt for three people in connection to the crime. CCTV footage showing one man and two woman has been released by London police as they search for those behind an acid attack that took place at Lightbox in the Vauxhall neighborhood around 4 a.m. on Sunday.
The footage shows two men and the man in question arguing outside the club. The situation quickly escalates as the man seen above is caught spraying a substance thought to be ammonia in the faces of the men. A third man was also sprayed shortly after the altercation. All three men were rushed to the hospital, but their injuries are not labeled as "serious" by authorities.
"Following comments made during the exchange, this incident is being treated as a homophobic hate crime," a police spokesperson said.
"No motive is known for this incident," they added.
Anyone with information regarding the man or women shown in the CCTV footage should contact the Lambeth Community Safety Unit at 0208 649 2176 or 07909 906 168.