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Moped riders throw liquid in man’s face during ‘attempted robbery’

The 47-year-old victim was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to a central London hospital.

A man was taken to hospital after being doused with a liquid during a suspected attempted robbery near London’s Harrods department store.

Scotland Yard said it was called at 8.33pm on Monday to reports of an assault in Walton Place, Knightsbridge, where “men on a moped” had thrown liquid in a pedestrian’s face.

The victim, a 47-year-old man, was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to a central London hospital.

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The incident took place near Harrods in Knightsbridge (John Stilwell/PA)

The extent of the man’s injuries has not been disclosed, however police said he had since been discharged.

Scotland Yard said it is not known if the liquid was a corrosive substance.

The incident follows a recent spike in the number of attacks involving corrosive substances. More than 400 were carried out in the six months up to April 2017, according to figures from 39 forces in England and Wales.

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