About four hundreds people had to be evacuated, while roads were closed as emergency services, including a hazardous area response team, rushed to the scene. Many of the people were sat on blankets which had been laid on the concrete floor and outside, the road was packed with ambulances. “It was like a war – the police were everywhere. I just saw a lot of people complaining, there were a lot of staff around, someone had called the police and a lot of people were crying,” a witness said to media. Emergency services remained at the scene throughout Monday after first being called at 1.10am. Police said there was no indication the attack was gang-related. It comes just over a week after a father, mother and their two-year-old son suffered burns after a strong acid was thrown on them in nearby Islington, north London.