Contains distressing content.
14 Jul 2017

Teenagers arrested after London acid attacks

Two teenage boys have been arrested after five separate acid attacks on moped riders across north-east London, all carried out within 90 minutes. One victim was left with “life-changing” injuries after he was sprayed with the corrosive substance. The Met police chief called the attacks “completely barbaric” and said the Home Office was considering a change in the law to tackle the alarming rise in acid attacks over the last few years.


A warning: this report shows distressing images of the aftermath of one of the attacks.