Man charged with throwing corrosive substance at policeman in Battersea
A 26-year-old man appeared in court this morning accused of hurling a corrosive substance at a policeman.
Michael Corbett, of Bagleys Lane, Fulham, was charged with throwing a corrosive substance, with intent to burn, maim, disfigure, disable or do grievous bodily harm.
Lavender Hill Magistrates Court heard the attack took place when the policeman stopped a moped driver in York Place, Battersea, on August 20 at 3pm.
The officer was then sprayed in the face with the substance, which is believed to have been ammonia.
The injured officer, from the Metropolitan Police's Safer Transport Command, was taken to a central London hospital for treatment.
He was saved from further injury because he was wearing glasses at the time.
Mr Corbett will next appear at Kingston Crown Court on September 18.
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