Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Police Investigating After Four Acid Attacks Today In London

Police Investigating After Four Acid Attacks Today In London

One victim was described to have a life-changing injury from the acid, 7 News Australia reported.

One man has been left with "life changing injuries", while three others were taken to hospital for treatment.

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Around 40 minutes later, at around 11.05pm, another victim was attacked by two men on a moped on Shoreditch high street, having liquid thrown in his face.

Metropolitan Police said in a statement they were then made aware of a fifth attack.

At 10.49pm, a man was reported to have had a corrosive substance thrown in his face by two males on a moped in Upper Street junction with Highbury Corner.

The spokesman later said: "A male, in his teens has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery".

London police are investigating four attacks in east London, involving corrosive substances being thrown in people's faces. A man stated he had been on his moped in traffic when two males on a moped pulled up alongside him and sprayed liquid in his face.

Acid attacks
Approximate location of five acid attacks that occurred on Thursday night in east and north London. Google Maps

Police and ambulances on Hackney/Queensbridge Road in London.

"All four incidents are being treated as linked at this time".

The Met said enquiries were ongoing and officers were trying to trace the suspected attackers.

The string of assaults comes just days after a man appeared in court accused of throwing acid at an aspiring model and her cousin.

"Officers attended and found a man suffering from facial injuries".

A mass acid attack has also previously hit the capital this year.

In late June and early July, there were other acid attacks in the United Kingdom.

Arthur Collins, the former boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, was charged in connection with the attack.

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