Five hurt after string of acid attacks in London

Five hurt after string of acid attacks in London
By Tokunbo Salako with REUTERS
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Police say the incidents appear to be linked

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Five people have been hurt in a string of acid attacks across north-east London.

Police say one of the victims has suffered “life changing” injuries.

According to reports, the spree began in Hackney at 10.25pm when two men on a moped threw a corrosive substance at another man riding a moped before stealing his vehicle.

Appeal following acid attacks in east London https://t.co/HrJG11q7impic.twitter.com/cb1ib7kLX8

— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) July 14, 2017

In less than 90 minutes, four other attacks took place in other parts of north-east London, including Islington and Shoreditch.

Police say a 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and robbery.

The attacks come after a woman and her cousin were attacked with acid on her 21st birthday in Beckton, east London in June.

Update on Jameel Muhktar victim of the acid attack in East London. He’s had skin grafts all over his body. Jameel is still in hospital pic.twitter.com/XrR0DTiZv1

— AssedBaig (@AssedBaig) July 8, 2017

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