Londoners Angry After 90 Minute Acid Attacks – there’s fear in the capital

Londoners Angry After 5 Acid Attacks Under Hour
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Londoners angry after 90 minute acid attacks – people are scared

Community in London are growing scared. Two moped riders attacked people in a 90-minute spree in Islington, Stoke Newington and Hackney July 13. They stole mopeds in two of the attacks. One victim suffered life threatening injuries.

All the victims were on mopeds when they had corrosive liquid in their faces. The attacks began at 10.25pm through to 11.37pm – a total of 90 minutes.

There has been a surge of such assaults in the London area which began three years ago.  Since 2010, there have been more than 1,800 reports of attacks involving chemical fluids in the capital.  Last year, it was used in 458 crimes, compared to 261 in 2015, according to Met Police figures.

Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said the growing trend of victims being doused with corrosive liquids was concerning.

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has described the attacks as barbaric.

The London Ambulance service has offered advice on how to deal with a chemical burn.  For more visit:

Two teenagers have been arrested.

Locals spoke to about their fear

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