Tory activist is sprayed with perfume in Barnet raising fears of acid attack

A Tory activist was left fearing an acid attack today after being sprayed with perfume in London. 

The activist was ‘shocked’ by the attack in Chipping Barnet and went to a police station before further tests were carried out in hospital, according to Tory sources. 

The campaigner was not badly injured by the incident, which is not believed to be politically motivated.   

Conservative Central Office confirmed the incident in Chipping Barnet to MailOnline but said reports the substance was acid were incorrect. Pictured is a road in the local area

Conservative Central Office confirmed the incident in Chipping Barnet to MailOnline but said reports the substance was acid were incorrect. Pictured is a road in the local area

Conservative Central Office confirmed the incident in Chipping Barnet to MailOnline but said reports the substance was acid were incorrect. Pictured is a road in the local area 

The constituency’s Conservative candidate, Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers, is defending a majority of less than one percent. 

Recent polls suggest Labour’s Emma Whysall could now be on course for a victory.  

MailOnline has contacted the British Transport Police for comment.

The local Conservative association refused to provide any details about what had happened. 

The constituency's Conservative candidate, Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers, (seen in Whitehall on October 21) is defending a majority of less than one percent

The constituency's Conservative candidate, Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers, (seen in Whitehall on October 21) is defending a majority of less than one percent

The constituency’s Conservative candidate, Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers, (seen in Whitehall on October 21) is defending a majority of less than one percent

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