4 adults and 2 children have been injured after an acid attack at a Co-Op in Northfield, Birmingham.
According to reports in the mainstream media, Police cars, fire engines and ambulances were all pictured outside of the store at around 14:30PM. Paramedics have said that the victims are in a stable condition.
Two individuals were attempting to steal items from the store, when they were confronted by shop staff. Once confronted the ‘robbers’ then threw the substance at the staff members, in what can only be described as an abhorrent attack on innocent workers.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance service said “We’re currently treating 6 patients including, 2 children & 4 adults. “They’ve all been exposed to an unknown substance. They’re all said to be in a stable conditon.
Witnesses said they heard people screaming following the suspected acid attack.
West Midlands Police said “ Police are investigating an attack in which a substance was thrown at 2 people in an attempted robbery at the Co-Op on West Heath Road, Birmingham at 14:30pm this afternoon. The staff workers were sprayed with a substance, which is believed to be non corrosive.