A teenager injured during an acid drama at a Hampshire train station has been released from hospital.

The 16-year-old was rushed to University Southampton hospital with burns from the incident at Eastleigh station.

But yesterday police revealed that the youngster, who has not been named, had recovered sufficiently from his injuries and has been released from hospital.

Details of the injuries he sustained and what caused them have not been revealed by the British Transport Police.

The boy was taken to hospital last Thursday after emergency services rushed to the station following reports of someone being injured by a “noxious substance”.

At the moment it is not believed anyone else was involved in the incident, and the 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon capable of discharging a noxious substance.

Police have also revealed that the boy arrested has now been released on bail pending further investigations.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: "“The boy has since been discharged from hospital, after he was interviewed in relation to the matter at Eastleigh station.

"Early enquiries suggest that the boy was already in possession of the substance, believed to be an acid, when he became injured and those injuries are not as a result of an assault.

" He has now been bailed, while further enquiries continue.”

British Transport Police, South Central Ambulance Service and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were all in attendance at around 12:40 on November 21 when the incident was reported.

A Hampshire Fire Service spokesperson said: “We had two fire engines from Eastleigh, two from Winchester and one from Redbridge on the scene, who were providing assistance to the HART (Hazardous Area Response Team).

“An ambulance was also on the scene.”

Worried commuters boarding the trains were evacuated, with many posting pictures and comments on social media as it unfolded.

One witness said: “I saw a guy carrying a bottle on Platform 2 and 3. There were a lot of police and we were originally told to leave the station.”

Another said: “Some young lad was running along the platform just before 12pm. Next thing I know, I could see police officers and station staff wrestling with him.”

At this time, it's not believed anyone else was involved in the incident and police investigations continue.