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Five Suspected Acid Attacks Carried Out In London In Under 90 Minutes

Five Suspected Acid Attacks Carried Out In London In Under 90 Minutes”

Scotland Yard is investigating suspected acid attacks on four people in London on Thursday night.

Among the attacks, a 32-year old man on a moped was approached by two men in Hackney, and his moped stolen after they threw a corrosive substance in his face.

A map of where the incidents took place in London.

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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.

"Any witnesses, anyone with information or in possession of footage of these incidents should contact police on 101 or tweet MetCC".

"Inquiries are ongoing and officers from Hackney are now trying to trace the suspects concerned", the Met Police said.

One suspect, described as a male in his teens has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery. Resham Khan, 21, and Jameel Muhktar, 37, were left with life-changing injuries after the attack on Ms Khan's 21st birthday in Beckton, east London.

Two Australian sisters were seriously burnt in April after acid was flung into the Mangle nightclub in East London. Both experienced "painful" burns, though their faces were not touched.

Last month, a young woman was celebrating her 21st birthday when a man threw acid through the open window of her vehicle.



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