Emergency services flooded to Elephant and Castle London Tube station this morning after a man was “sprayed with a substance” and robbed in front of hoards of passengers that stood in shock. The incident happened at approximately 9:30am today (19 June).

Pictures and videos uploaded an posted on-line show scores of emergency services vehicles and personnel on the scene as police taped off the station.

The victim had his mobile phone taken by three men who sprayed him with a then unknown substance that some feared may have been acid. This is now believed to be a drink. The man had his mobile phone stolen in the attack.

“A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: “BTP officers attended Elephant and Castle station at 9.33am on 19/06 following a report of a robbery on board a tube.

“The victim, a man, reported he had been sprayed with a substance.

“He was treated at the scene by paramedics; the victim suffered a minor irritation to his face. Officers remain at the scene and efforts to locate the suspects are ongoing.”

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