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Vauxhall's Lightbox club issues statement over bleach attack

2014-06-09
Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 10.39.20The company that owns Vauxhall's Lightbox club has issued a statement in response to the incident outside the venue this weekend in which two gay men were sprayed with bleach in an apparent homophobic attack. One of the men has been told he may lose his eyesight following the attack, which took place outside the Lightbox club in South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall, south London, in the early hours of Sunday morning (June 8). Mark Williams of the club's owners, Orange Nation, said in a statement to the press:
“Unfortunately, there was a homophobic attack outside the cafe by Vauxhall Bus Station early on Sunday morning. This was an isolated incident and we have been speaking to police since it occurred, including supplying them with our CCTV footage of the local Vauxhall area. The police have confirmed there is no direct link with the venue or our customers. Our doors were closed at the time of the incident, with no gay events at the Lightbox that morning. Our extensive commitment with the council and Vauxhall One to provide a safe environment for everyone continues. Our thoughts go out to the victims of this awful attack and we wish them a speedy recovery. If you have any information on the incident or the suspects in the CCTV images please contact: Lambeth Community Safety Unit on 0208 649 2176 or 07909 906 168."
For full details about the shocking attack in Vauxhall in the early hours of Sunday morning, read our original report on the incident here.