Teenager arrested after five hurt in London acid attacks

14 July, 2017, 09:01 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
  • The Met said that they have initiated an investigation

The first incident occurred around 10pm last night when a 32-year-old moped driver was approached by the two men as he drove towards the Hackney Road junction with Queensbridge Road.

Two men on a moped carried out a series of attacks across the capital early on Friday morning.

A teenager has been arrested after two men riding on a moped carried out the depraved assaults Stoke Newington, Hackney and Islington, according to police.

The victim has been taken to an east London hospital.

"At 11.18pm police received a call to a similar incident, a robbery in Cazenove Road, where a corrosive substance had been thrown".

BBC reported that the attackers threw a corrosive substance at their victims. A spokesman said one has suffered "life-changing injuries".

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. He has been taken to an east London hospital. "A crime scene remains in place".

The final assault was reported to police at 11.37pm local time, with a man confronted as he sat on his moped in traffic in Clapton. After again spraying the liquid in a victim's face, the moped was stolen and both attackers fled. They stole his moped and made off.

One of the victims receiving "life-changing injuries" in the attacks which happened in Hackney and Stoke Newington late on Thursday evening, BBC reports.

Police say they have arrested a teenage male on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery. He is in custody in an east London police station, news agencies reported.

Last month, a 21-year-old woman and her cousin suffered horrific burns after a man threw acid through both windows of her vehicle, as she was waiting at traffic lights in east London.

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