New Scotland Yard
The suspect is due to appear in court to face the charges.Reuters

A man has been charged with in connection with an attack outside a club in which three men were sprayed in the face with what is believed to be ammonia.

Two men were attacked outside the gay-friendly Lightbox Club on South Lambeth Place, south London in the early hours of 8 June, following an argument.

A third man was also spayed in the face a short while later in the vicinity of the club. Police said they were treating the attack as a homophobic hate crime.

Jonathan William Lynn, 31, has now been charged with wounding with intent, three counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) and possession of a weapon for discharge of a noxious liquid/ gas in connection with the incident.

Lynn, of Dorking Close, Worcester Park is due to appear at at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court on 13 June to face the charges.

Orange Nation, the company that owns the venue in Vauxhall, said they are co-operating with police to deal with the "isolated incident".

Scotland Yard also issued reassurances to the LGBT community in Vauxhall following the attack.

A spokesperson added: "Communities working with the police do not tolerate violence, hate crime or discrimination towards anyone and when there is, sadly, an isolated incident such as that which took place last Sunday; it will be dealt with robustly by the police in partnership with the wider community."