24/09/2017 7:15 AM AEST | Updated 24/09/2017 7:16 AM AEST

Six People Injured In Suspected London Acid Attack

A group of men reportedly sprayed acid at people in a shopping centre.

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LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Six people were believed to have been injured on Saturday after a group of males reportedly sprayed a noxious substance in an area around a large shopping center in east London, police said.

The incident near the Westfield shopping center in Stratford was not being treated as terror-related, a police spokesman said.

"A number of people have been reported injured at different locations - believed to be six people. We await further details," London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

One male was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, the statement said.

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