A man reportedly ran into a car garage "screaming" after being doused with acid.

Mechanics from Kwik Fit in High Road, Whetstone, performed first aid when the man, aged in his 40's, walked into their shop and begged for help earlier today.

Binesh Karia, supervisor at the shop, said: “We poured water on his face and he kept saying ‘call an ambulance I have been attacked with acid.’

“We took him into the washroom area and stripped his top off and washed him down with water while police were on their way.

“My area manager was the one who called the police while the man never stopped washing his face.

“He had to keep rinsing before the acid settled into his skin.”

The road has since been blocked off. 

A spokesman for the Met Police said: "Police were called at 10.30am today (Friday) to reports of a noxious substance being thrown at a man in High Road, N12.

"Officers, the London Ambulance Service, and London Fire Brigade attended and found a man, aged in his 40s, suffering from facial injuries.

"He was taken to a north London hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

"It is understood the victim was approached by two suspects who threw a noxious substance at him before stealing his mobile phone. They then made-off from the scene.

"No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue."