A young Notting Hill Carnival -goer has shared her distraught experience after a group of strangers filmed a man hurling a liquid he claimed to be "acid" in her face before punching her.
Jessica Noah Morgan, 24, said she was preparing to leave the carnival when the shocking attack happened on Monday evening (August 28).
She said a man suddenly "soaked" her with the liquid and told her it was acid.
However after panicking and washing her face, she realised it wasn't burning and that the man had lied.
Jessica claimed that when she confronted the stranger, he punched her in the face leaving her hysterically crying and with a painful face, ear and jaw.
The young woman also said the incident was filmed by her attacker's friends and that the surrounding crowds also feared the unknown liquid was acid.
Speaking to Mirror Online , she said: "A man threw liquid in my face and said it was acid - then punched me in the face. It happened around 6pm-ish when the carnival was finishing
"I was walking towards the exit to Shepherd's Bush. Suddenly, I was completely soaked with liquid, and people [were] shouting that it was acid.
"The guy and his friends were filming it. When I turned to him and told him that pretending liquid is acid wasn't funny, he punched me in the face."
She added: "It turned out to be water or something. I was fine but was completely soaked, so with everyone running away and shouting acid, I was terrified.
"I realised as I was clearing it off my face it wasn't burning and was only water."
Jessica, from London, notified concerned police officers at the scene about what had happened.
She said: "I was in hysterics and crying and I said someone punched me in the face after they pretended to throw acid on me.
"A police officer told me to go home and showed me which way to go to Shepherd's Bush ."
Jessica is yet to formally report the incident and said the attack left her with a "sore face, ear and jaw" from where the man punched her.
The terrifying ordeal has left her vowing not to return to the event.
Mass panic was also sparked on Monday after rumours of another acid attack, and it has been reported that people were on edge at the carnival following the spate of acid attacks across London.
Jessica's experience comes just one day after liquid was thrown near Ladbroke Grove on Sunday evening (August 27).
The Met Police has confirmed that the liquid was hurled over people gathered at St Charles Square at 7.55pm.
A spokesman said: "Some of the crowd in the area then quickly dispersed, which caused injuries, who have since received treatment from the London Ambulance Service at the scene.
"Three people have also reported skin irritation injuries, although these are not thought to be serious."
There have been no arrests as of yet, however a police investigation is under way.
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