London Lite Friday, 23 October 2009 17 A trAin guard was sprayed in the face with what is thought to be acid-like liquid after he asked two youths to pay extra for sitting in first class. the 37-year-old was left feeling sick and with temporarily blurred vision after the attack as the pair got off the South West trains service at Clapham Junction. He had asked them to pay a 5 upgrade, but they refused and argued. One of the youths allegedly sprayed a liquid into the guards face from a sports drink bottle. the pair then fled. two sisters nearby were also splashed with a small amount of the liquid, causing temporary skin irritation. An off-duty police officer arrested a 17-year-old, from norwood, who was released on police bail until 9 november. A bottle seized is believed to contain an ammonia-like substance. British transport Police (0800 40 50 40) want to identify a youth, caught on the trains CCtV with a bottle and a bag which may have hidden it, over the attack. THE YOUNG VIC is appealing for conkers for its childrens Christmas show, The Forest. The Southwark theatre needs 500 conkers to cover the stage for each performance, but 10,000 are needed for the entire run because audience members take them home. A conker collection point has been set up in the foyer. The Forest, at the Lyric Hammersmith from tomorrow until 1 November, is at the Young Vic from 9 to 24 December. by georgina littlejohn Caught on CCTV: the youth with a bottle Exclusive to John Lewis WORTH 82 * Free with any 2 Elemis purchases Until Saturday 31 October 2009 Available at John Lewis Oxford Street, Brent Cross, Bluewater and Peter Jones Sloane Square *Value based on price per ml of full size products at standard selling price. One gift per customer with the purchase of two or more Elemis products. If demand exceeds supply a substitute will be available. Exclusive bag designed by Jokebox......... I say old chap, I think shes giving you the eye! Home away One weekend, twO places, yOur cHOice & Why: The only city outside London to boast both its own opera and ballet companies. Where to stay: Dating back two centuries, The Cosmopolitan (peelhotels.co.uk) has kept its charm despite a refurb. Double room, from 90 a night. How to get there: St Pancras to Leeds on East Midland Trains, 140 minutes. Anytime return costs 223, so try to score a saver ticket. Where to eat: The Olive Press (heathcotes.co.uk) in Granary Wharf is all exposed stone and huge wooden beams. Pasta dishes and stone-baked pizzas from 6. What to do: The Corn Exchange is an architectural delight housing shops and restaurants. Or, catch an opera at the Grand Theatre, and those who like military history will enjoy The Royal Armouries. More information: leedsliveitloveit.com Lively Leeds Why: The stag party hotspot isnt yet overrun by tourists. Go while Brits are still looked on with curiosity, not disdain. Where to stay: Hotel LErmitage has a copper exterior and is a lovely place stay. Double room, from 116 a night. How to get there: Estonian Air (estonian-air.ee) fly from Gatwick or Heathrow to Tallinn. Weekend return flights cost around 400. Where to eat: At Olde Hansa (oldehansa.ee) you feel youve strayed onto a medieval film set. A feast of 15 dishes, 26, served by waitresses in traditional costume. What to do: Tallinns Old Town is one of Europes best-preserved medieval areas, so its bars and shops are a must. Theres a strong Soviet legacy, including the sinister old KGB HQ by St Olavs Church. More info: tourism.tallinn.ee KELLY ARMSTRONG Tallinn, Estonia TRAiN ATTAcK AfTER YOuThS fOuNd SiTTiNG iN fiRST cLASS fare-row thug sprays guards face with acid Bag clue: was it used to hide acid bottle? YoungVic stoopsto conkers... index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html