Three men were sprayed with a substance thought to be a highly concentrated ammonia, in an apparent anti-gay attack outside a club in Vauxhall, London.

The Met police have released stills of a man they wish to question in connection with a violent attack on three men in Vauxhall in the early hours of Sunday, 8th June.

The attack could leave one of the victims blind.

Detectives issued CCTV stills of a man and two women they wished to trace after three men were sprayed with a substance, thought to be ammonia, in Vauxhall in the early hours of Sunday, 8 June. The two women have come forward. They have not been arrested.

The man remains outstanding.

Detectives have issued CCTV stills of a man and two women they wish to trace after three men were sprayed with a substance, thought to be ammonia, in the early hours of Sunday, 8 June.

In the first incident, at approximately 0400hrs, the substance was sprayed at two men outside the Lightbox nightclub in South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall. This followed a verbal exchange between the two men and a group outside the venue.

Following comments made during the exchange, this incident is being treated as a homophobic hate crime.

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A short time later, police were made aware of a third man who had also been sprayed in the face with a substance in the vicinity of the nightclub. No motive is known for this incident.

All three men were treated at hospital; their injuries are not believed to be serious.

Officers believe the same man was responsible for both incidents.

Officers from Lambeth Community Safety Unit are investigating and ask anyone who recognises the man in the images, or has information about the incidents, to contact them on 0208 649 2176 or 07909 906 168.

There has been no arrest at this stage. Enquiries are continuing.