‘Bleach attack’ at Barking station causes rush hour ‘carnage’

Barking Station

Barking Station - Credit: Archant

Eyewitnesses reported “carnage” at Barking station this morning as a fight broke out and a man had a corrosive substance thrown at him.

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The altercation took place between two men on a platform during rush hour, and police were called to the station at 8.24am.

The victim is being treated by London Ambulance Service, and police believe he knew his attacker.

Eyewitnesses described the “corrosive substance” as “bleach” or “ammonia”, although police have not yet confirmed what the substance was.

The incident meant that the packed 07:35 c2c service from Pitsea to London Fenchurch Street had to be terminated at Barking.

British Transport Police ask anyone with any information to please call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, or speak to officers who are in the area.