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Three people injured with a corrosive substance in Chesham

| October 6, 2019

Three people were injured with a corrosive substance in Chesham on Saturday 5th October 2019.

At 9.14pm officers from Thames Valley Police were called to Broad Street, Chesham following reports of a fight in progress outside the Costcutter convenience store.

Upon arrival as the scene the police officers discovered three people suffering from the effects of bleach coming into contact with them.

A 34 year old man, was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital with injuries to his eyes while a 48 year old woman and a 44 year old man were treated at the scene by ambulance and fire crews.

The firefighters were called to the incident at 9.21pm. One fire appliance with crew attended from Amersham fire station as well as one from Berkhamsted fire station. Two officers also attended.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Carl Wilson, based at Aylesbury police station, said: ‘This incident has occurred at a busy time of the evening, and I believe there will have been a number of witnesses.

The victims have had a corrosive substance, believed to be bleach, thrown at them during the incident and all have required treatment. One of the victims remains in hospital at this time.

I am appealing to anybody who saw this incident to contact police.

I am also urging anybody who was driving in the area that may have dash-cam footage of the incident to please check this and contact us if there is anything that may assist the investigation.

Anyone with any information should call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43190309005.

Alternatively, you can make a report online or by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police have arrested a 51 year old man from Chesham in connection with the incident on suspicion of Section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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