Three people have been rushed to hospital after being attacked with acid in Notting Hill .

Emergency services were called to Westbourne Grove and Kensington Garden Square shortly after 2pm on Tuesday (September 4), a Metropolitan Police confirmed.

A force spokesman said: "Police were called at around 2.09pm on Tuesday to reports of a noxious substance attack on Westbourne Grove.

"Officers are in attendance along with the London Ambulance Service [LAS] and the London Fire Brigade [LFB].

"At this stage it is believed there are three victims"

No arrests have been made yet and enquiries are ongoing.

A London Ambulance Service (LAS) spokesman added: "We sent a single responder in a car, two ambulances and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched our hazardous area response team (HART).

"We treated three people at the scene and took them to hospital."

The condition of the three people is yet to be confirmed.

Follow our live blog below for updates as the situation unfolds.

Recap

This is everything we know about this afternoon’s incident in Westbourne Avenue, Notting Hill.

  • Emergency services were called to the junction with Kensington Garden Square shortly after 2pm
  • Police confirm three men were taken to hospital after an “irritable substance”, originally believed to be acid was sprayed in their faces
  • A nearby shop worker described seeing people wash the victims’ faces and claims the attack happened inside Tool Lodge DIY shop
  • It was added that he believed two of the victims worked in the store
  • Firefighters and LAS crew attended the scene and carried out a sweep of the area
  • No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing

Male victims not seriously injured, confirm police

It’s been confirmed by police that the substance sprayed into the faces of three men was an “irritable substance” - not acid.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said:

It was an irritable substance, three men were taken to hospital as a precaution.

There are no reports of serious injuries and no arrests.

Shop worker and neighbour describes moments after trio attacked with acid

According to one shop worker, three men were sprayed with the substance inside a DIY shop in the busy street.

Alan Dylan works at Bayswater Property and Management and he told getwestlondon that his friends who worked next door DIY store, Tool Lodge and who he sees everyday were two of the victims.

He said:

I saw a police car parked outside and went out to see what was happening.

I was told that something had happened inside the DIY shop next to me.

Two of the people who were sprayed worked there and a saw another guy sitting on a chair outside - people were washing his face with water and taking off his shirt.

The two others worked there, I know them well, I see them everyday.

It honestly makes me sad but I don’t know what really happened - they took them away in ambulances but I think it happened inside the shop”

According to emergency services the incident happened between Westbourne Grove and Kensington Garden Square however the exact location and identity of the three victims are not confirmed.

Victims reportedly male

According to one passer-by the three victims were male.

However this is yet to be confirmed by Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service (LAS).

Firefighters carried out "sweep of area"

A London Fire Brigade spokesman confired two fire engines arrived at the scene at 2.16pm.

Getwestlondon was told:

Crew carried out a sweep of the area and found no elevated chemical reading.

Firefighters left at 3.03pm”

Acid attack happened close to popular restaurants

According to a LAS spokesman, the incident happened at the junction of Westbourne Grove and Kensington Garden Square.

A Nandos, Planet Organic and Persian restaurant are just a handful of businesses located at the busy junction.

(Image: Google Street View)

Hazardous response team at scene

A London Ambulance Service (LAS) spokesman confirmed crew and a hazardous area response team attended the incident.

We were called at 2:11pm today to Westbourne Grove and Kensington Garden Square, Notting Hill to reports of an incident.


We sent a single responder in a car, two ambulances and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched our hazardous area response team (HART).


We treated three people at the scene and took them to hospital.”

Where did the daylight acid attack take place?

According to police, officers arrived at Westbourne Grove this afternoon following reports of the triple acid attack.

Police confirmed "noxious substance attack"

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed officers attended the incident shortly after 2pm.

Getwestlondon was told:

Police were called at approximately 2.09pm on Tuesday to reports of a noxious substance attack on Westbourne Grove.


Officers are in attendance along with the London Ambulance Service [LAS] and the London Fire Brigade [LFB].


At this stage it is believed there are three victims.


There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Triple acid attack in broad daylight

Good afternoon, there has been reports of a triple acid attack in a busy Notting Hill street.

So far police have confirmed there are three victims and no arrests have been made yet.

Stay tuned for more information.