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Moped rider targeted in suspected acid attack in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 15:23 15 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:28 15 July 2017

Police are investigating the attack in Ballards Road. Photo: PA images

Police are investigating the attack in Ballards Road. Photo: PA images

A moped rider has been the victim of a possible acid attack in Dagenham - less than 24 hours after five similar incidents in Hackney and Islington.

The victim - a man aged in his 20s - was approached by two males on a moped who squirted what was described as a “noxious substance” at him in Ballards Road at around 5pm yesterday.

They attempted to steal his moped but were unsuccessful, and the victim was taken to hospital.

Police said he does not have lasting injuries and has been discharged.

There have been no arrests.

The incident took place the day after five separate male victims were targeted by two moped-riding attackers.

Two of the assaults saw mopeds stolen, while another victim had “life-changing” injuries inflicted after being sprayed.

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