Duo Terrorizes London With Series Of 'Completely Barbaric' Acid Attacks
Jul 17 2017
Two moped-riding attackers targeted five men - three pedestrians and two moped riders - over a 72-minute stretch in northern London's Clapton, Hackney, Islington and Stoke Newington neighborhoods.
They found a 32-year-old man suffering from facial injuries, Scotland Yard said in a statement.
A 44-year-old man was attacked from 20 minutes later when he was sprayed with a substance on Upper Street junction while a third man, a 24-year-old had acid thrown into his face at 11:05 p.m., authorities told Sky News.
The assaults involved the pair attacking other moped riders and allegedly stealing two bikes.
Police are continuing to appeal for information following the spate of attacks.
A Cornish MP has spoken out after five acid attacks within the space on 90 minutes in London.
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.
London, July14:A teenager has been arrested following a series of acid attacks in northwest London on Thursday night, Scotland Yard said on Friday. Both suspects are in custody at a north London police station.
BBCreported that the attackers threw a corrosive substance at their victims.
Amid mounting public concern, the British government said it was considering increasing sentences for acid attacks to a maximum of life.
She said: "I am clear that life sentences must not be reserved for acid attack survivors". He was taken to an east London hospital and his injuries are described as not life-threatening. "My family's scared. They were asking me to leave that job, but I love that job".
The victim (no further details) made his way to his home address before contacting police.
The number of attacks involving the use of "corrosive fluids" - including murder, robberies, and rapes - jumped from 261 in 2015 to 454 in 2016, with almost one-third of assaults carried out in east London, the BBC said.
The recent spike in acid attacks by criminal gangs and individuals with a grudge has prompted calls to change the law to restrict its sale.
The number of crimes that that used corrosive fluids had increased from 261 in 2015 to 454 past year, according to figures obtained by the BBC.