A woman has been rushed to hospital after a 'substance' was thrown in her face on a London street.

A witness at the scene said she saw a woman collapse to the floor in Kentish Town Road outside Boots.

Another witness from a store nearby said he saw police cars and other emergency services race to the scene.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed a 'substance' was involved in the incident and the woman was doused with water at the scene.

Emergency services raced to the scene and the road was blocked off.

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The London Fire Brigade said in a statement: "We were called at 06:02 to assist the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and police.

"Firefighters treated a woman at the scene and left it in the care of the LAS."

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson: "We were called at 6:52am this morning (5 December) to reports of an incident on Kentish Town Road, Camden.

"We dispatched an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and our hazardous area response team (HART) to the scene.

"We treated a woman at the scene and took her to hospital."

A spokeswoman for Metropolitan Police sais: "Police were called at 0650hrs on Thursday, 5 December to reports of an injured woman at Kentish Town Road, NW5.

"Officers. London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service attended.

"At the scene, a woman, aged 30s, had suffered injuries after a substance was thrown at her. The victim’s skin was doused with water at the scene.

"The injured woman was taken to a central London hospital. We await an update on her condition, however her injuries are not believed to be life threatening. 

"The substance is not believed to have been acid – we await confirmation. Officers from Camden investigate."

No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed this incident but has not yet spoken with police should call 101 quoting 1126/5DEC, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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