An acid attack is feared to have taken place in Borough Market as police and fire fighters raced to deal with a “chemical incident”. The London Fire Brigade confirmed that it was assisting cops in their investigation involving a corrosive substance.

Eyewitnesses claimed an acid attack had taken place, but it is understood that no one was specifically targeted.

Officers can be seen in images posted on social media gathering outside a restaurant, which appears to be where the incident has taken place.  MORE FOLLOWS…