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16-yr-old boy charged in connection with London acid attacks

Where the five acid attacks took place on Thursday night Where the five acid attacks took place on Thursday night
Nicole Thomas | 17 July, 2017, 15:35

The attacks - five in total - took place across Islington, Stoke Newington and Hackney on Thursday, with one victim suffering "life-changing injuries".

Five men, who were all on mopeds when they were attacked, have been taken to hospital with injuries.

The attacks first started at 10.25pm on Thursday when two male moped riders threw a corrosive substance into the face of a 32-year-old man and fled with his moped.

One of the proposals being considered by the government is to ensure that acid and other corrosive substances will be considered as a risky weapon. In London alone, there were 431 cases of attacks with corrosive fluids last year, compared with between 162 and 261 cases in each of the previous five years.

Sarah Newton, the United Kingdom minister for crime, safeguarding and vulnerability, said Sunday the government's response to the acid attack problem could include tighter controls on the sale and possessions of certain chemicals. "In addition, we will look again at the Poisons Act to assess whether it should cover more of these harmful substances".

PEOPLE WHO carry out acid attacks could be jailed for life as part of plans for a massive Government crackdown, the Evening Standard reports.

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"You can be riding along and they chase you on another moped". One was detained near the scene of an attack, the other at an address in east London on Friday.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said the number of acid attacks appeared to have risen in the capital, though they remained relatively rare. He had his moped stolen and his face sprayed with liquid.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with 15 offences, including grievous bodily harm and possession of an item to discharge a noxious substance.

About 40 minutes later, another victim was attacked in Shoreditch by two men on a moped, having liquid thrown in his face. However, police described one of the victims' injuries as "life-changing".

The Met Police take acid attacks extremely seriously and are treating this investigation with the utmost urgency and seriousness.

"We must also ensure that the police and other emergency services are able to respond as effectively as possible, that sentences reflect the seriousness of the offenses and victims are given the immediate support they need", Rudd added.

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