A man has been arrested by police after five teenagers were “randomly” squirted with acid on a train station platform – leaving one potentially blinded in one eye.

Five pals aged between 16 and 18 were all taken to hospital following the attack at Ockenden station in Essex in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Lee Elliott, 17, may permanently lose the sight in his left eye and one other teenager suffered potentially life-changing injuries.

Another friend was also treated for horrific injuries to his mouth and tongue.

Officers said a man, who was travelling towards Barking with nine other men, left the train and approached the teenagers who were waiting on the platform.

Source: Ockendon train station acid attack: Man arrested after five teens left with sickening burns – Mirror Online