It's been reported that one of the victims suffered "life-changing" injuries during one of the attacks which were carried out by by two males on a moped. Police said the victim was taken to the hospital and the injuries are not believed to be life threatening or life changing. Officers attended and found a 32-year-old man suffering from facial injuries, read a statement issued by the police.
The attacks began when two assailants on a scooter pulled up to a man on another scooter at an intersection, threw a corrosive substance in his face, and then stole his vehicle, police said.
One of the proposals will be to ensure acid and other corrosive substances can be classed as risky weapons, which under the Prevention of Crime Act carries a four-year maximum penalty.
Over 400 acid or corrosive substance attacks took place between December 2016 and April 2017, according to the National Police Chiefs' Council, NPCC, based on figures provided by 39 law enforcement forces in England and Wales.
Theresa May's spokeswoman said the Prime Minister viewed acid attacks as "horrific". We are working with the police to see what more we could do.Читайте также: Former PM Blair Calls For "Reformed Europe", Criticizes Current Labour Leadership
According to the Home Office, Bleach, ammonia, and acid were the most commonly used substances to carry out the corrosive attacks. The apparent motive was to steal other riders' mopeds.
Through a number of dedicated operations and prevention campaigns, the Met is also tackling moped crime, and developing the best ways of preventing these disturbing types of attack and keeping Londoners safe.
Acid attacks in London have so far been largely concentrated in the city's east. "All victims were riding mopeds at the time of the attacks, but were from a variety of backgrounds".
The number of crimes that that used corrosive fluids had increased from 261 in 2015 to 454 a year ago, according to figures obtained by the BBC. Two of the victims were confirmed as being food delivery drivers. A 15-year-old was also arrested by the police on similar suspicions.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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