A councillor has said he was “appalled” to hear that police officers were injured by a chemical substance while carrying out a drugs raid.

Oakleigh Conservative councillor Sachin Rajput called the incident “horrific” and wished the injured officers a “speedy recovery”.

The Met Police said 10 officers came into contact with a corrosive substance at around 1.50pm on September 23 during an operation in Dale Close, off Great North Road near New Barnet.

The force said those involved were all taken to hospital for treatment, but that none of their injuries were thought to be life-threatening.

It said it was waiting for an assessment as to the full extent of the injuries.

Cllr Rajput said: “I was appalled to hear of the horrific attack on police officers during a drugs raid in my ward yesterday afternoon. I wish the officers concerned a speedy recovery. 

“This incident shows the real danger our courageous officers put themselves in to keep our residents safe. I want to reiterate that assaults on police carrying out their lawful duties will never be tolerated, in Oakleigh ward or anywhere in Barnet.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan added: “I am shocked that a number of Met police officers have been taken to hospital with injuries believed to be caused by a corrosive substance after they carried out a drugs operation in Barnet this afternoon.

“It is a stark reminder of the real dangers our hardworking officers face every day as they keep us safe. On behalf of all Londoners, I wish them a speedy recovery.”

A number of suspects at the address also came into contact with the substance, and were taken to hospital following their arrest.

Their conditions are also not thought to be life-threatening, the Met said.