Cardiff acid attack: Victims pour milk over themselves to soothe skin

Mass acid attack in Cardiff: Victims pour milk over themselves to soothe their injuries before being taken to hospital following city centre incident

  • Five people were treated in hospital following a suspected ‘acid attack’
  • South Wales Police were called to City Road at around 2.45pm on Sunday
  • Pictures show several half-empty milk cartons and discarded water bottles
  • Witnesses have claimed on social media that the incident was an ‘acid attack’

Suspected acid attack victims attempted to soothe their skin with milk after being splashed with an unknown substance in a busy Cardiff street.

Five people were rushed to hospital with injuries after police were called to the scene following reports of an assault on Sunday afternoon.

Empty milk and water bottles were spotted strewn across the road outside an Afro Barber Shop on the busy City Road.

Police would only say they were investigating an assault in the Welsh capital and that those injured suffered ‘superficial’ injuries.

They have not said if anyone was arrested or confirmed whether acid was thrown. 

A cordon was put in place outside a row of businesses including Afro Barber Shop and Ponnuswamy Restaurant.

Pictures from the scene show several half-empty milk cartons along with discarded water bottles on the ground

South Wales Police were called to City Road at around 2.45pm on Sunday following reports of an assault

A large cordon outside the barbers’ shop was sealed off following the attack and ambulance officials said they sent its ‘hazardous area’ response team.

One witness said he had just been to the supermarket when he saw a man covered in milk trying to ‘neutralise the acid’ on his skin.

He said: ‘When I went into Tesco a bloke came storming towards me topless covered in milk, saying he’d had acid thrown on him, using the milk to neutralise the acid.

‘All the staff in Tesco were clearing up the milk. It was bonkers.’

South Wales Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

A police cordon was in place outside businesses on City Road, Cardiff, following an assault in which five people were injured 

A spokesman for the force said: ‘At around 2.44pm on Sunday emergency services attended an address on City Road, Cardiff, after reports of an assault.

‘Five people attended hospital with superficial injuries. 

‘Officers are appealing for anyone with mobile phone or dash-cam footage of the incident or the aftermath to please contact us quoting ref 2100312749.’

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said the Hazardous Area Response Team was called to the scene.

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