Man stabbed in Canning Town acid attack

A man has been stabbed in an acid attack, Newham police have said. Picture: Met Police.

A man has been stabbed in an acid attack, Newham police have said. Picture: Met Police.

A police investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in a suspected acid attack in Canning Town.

The victim, who is in his mid 20s, was knifed in the arm and had a ‘noxious substance’ thrown at him on Barking Road, at around 12.30pm on Friday.

He was rushed to hospital where he is in a stable condition.

His injuries are not believed to be lie-threatening.

The suspect led towards Canning Town train station.

Anyone with information or who witnesses the attack should call Newham Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.