Five people are taken to hospital after ‘acid attack’ on street in Cardiff city centre

Five people were treated in hospital following a suspected ‘acid attack’ on a busy Cardiff street this afternoon.

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

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. 

Witnesses have claimed on social media that the incident was an ‘acid attack’.   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eyewitnesses said there was a major emergency service response to the incident.

A spokesman for South Wales Police said: ‘At around 2.44pm today 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.’

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

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

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

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that firefighters were ‘assisting’ but said it was a ‘police matter’.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called shortly before 3.00pm this afternoon, Sunday 05 September, to reports of an incident in the City Road area of Cardiff. 

‘Ambulance crews, including the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team, attended the scene and two people were taken to hospital.’ 

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