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Chatham: Teen arrested after 'acid attack' on New Year's Day

By Amy Nickalls

A woman has been treated in hospital after a suspected acid attack in Chatham town centre.

Police were called to Best Street following the alleged assault at 9.45pm yesterday.

A mystery substance had been sprayed into the woman's face, which caused a burning sensation.

The incident happened in Best Street in Chatham
The incident happened in Best Street in Chatham

She was taken to hospital but has since been released.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody.

Witnesses reported seeing a large emergency services presence near the White Lion pub, including police, ambulances and fire crews.

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