Clubber sprayed in face with bleach in homophobic attack could be blinded

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Clubber sprayed in face with bleach in homophobic attack could be blinded
9th June 2014

A clubber sprayed in the face with bleach during an unprovoked homophobic attach outside a south London nightclub could be left blinded. 

He was one of three men targeted in a series of attacks inside and outside the popular Lightbox nightclub in South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall. 

The 23-year-old, who was attacked outside the club, told the Evening Standard the concentrated substance, which police believe was ammonia, has burnt his eye.

He said: “The chemical burnt the cornea in my left eye and the vision hasn’t cleared since. The doctors said it should hopefully return but there is no guarantee.

CCTV images have been released of a man and two women police want to speak to in connection with the attacks which began at about 4am yesterday.

The first attack followed an argument between two victims and a group outside the club during which homophobic language was used. 

A short time later a third victim was also been sprayed in the face with a substance in the vicinity of the nightclub. 

All three men were treated at hospital.

Officers believe the same man was responsible for both attacks but no arrests have been made.

Call 02086492176 or 0800 555 111 with information. 

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