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London acid attack: two teenagers arrested after series of assaults
Teenage boys held on suspicion of GBH and robbery after string of attacks on Thursday night that left one of the victims with ‘life-changing’ injuries
Two teenagers, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, have been arrested as police launch a major investigation into a series of acid attacks that took place in less than 90 minutes in east London on Thursday night.
One of the victims was said to have suffered “life-changing” injuries during one of the attacks, which were carried out by two male suspects on a moped.
The Metropolitan police said the incidents on Thursday night appeared to be linked, and two involved victims having their mopeds stolen. Police said two male teenagers had been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery.
The Met commissioner, Cressida Dick, condemned the acid attacks as “completely barbaric” in an LBC interview on Friday morning.
Police said the attackers pulled up to five people and doused them with corrosive liquid in five separate attacks between 10.25pm and 11.37pm.
The attacks began when a 32-year-old moped rider was approached by the two male suspects as he rode on the Hackney Road junction with Queensbridge Road.
The pair tossed the noxious substance into his face bef
ore one of them jumped on to his vehicle and drove away. Police said the man had gone to an east London hospital and they were awaiting an update on his injuries.