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Man arrested over London bleach attack

Fri 13 Jun 2014 In: International News View at Wayback

A man has been arrested by police investigating homophobic attacks where bleach was sprayed at three men in London. The 31-year-old has been arrested in Kent on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm, Pink News reports. Two men were sprayed with bleach outside Lightbox club in the early hours of Sunday morning, after an argument with others outside the venue. A third man was also sprayed. The three victims are believed to have escaped serious injury. The commander for the borough where the attacks happened, Chief Superintendent Richard Wood, has issued a statement of reassurance to London’s lgbt community. “Lambeth police understand that although unusual the assaults in Vauxhall may leave some communities in particular the lgbt community anxious and concerned however we will together with our partners to protect and serve this community. The Metropolitan Police Service will take a robust approach to those who commit crimes motivated by any form of hate or discrimination”.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 13th June 2014 - 10:04am

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