Police investigating spate of London acid attacks

Emergency response following acid attack in London

Emergency response following acid attack in London

According to a report by the BBC which was updated following the arrest of at least one young male, "one 32-year-old man on a moped was left with facial injuries after a moped, with two male riders, pulled up alongside him in Hackney at about 22:25 BST".

The attackers, who the Metropolitan Police are seeking, were on a moped.

The attackers threw corrosive substances in people's faces in Stoke Newington and Hackney, police said.

"Following the incidents in Hackney, officers were made aware of a similar attack reported in Islington".

The BBC has more here.

Then at around 11.05pm, the fast-moving attackers swooped on a man in Shoreditch High Street, tossing the substance in his face.

Five attacks were launched, with one man arrested on suspicion of robbery and GBH - Met police have said.

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

The victims have all been taken to hospital. His injuries are described as life-changing.

A man on a moped was in traffic when two men on a moped pulled up alongside him, sprayed liquid in his face, before stealing his vehicle.

The incidents are believed to be linked.

One victim was said to have suffered "life-changing" injuries during one of the attacks in east London.

A male teenager has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery and is now in police custody. He is now in custody at an east London police station.

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

The pair were waiting at the traffic lights in a vehicle in Newham, east London, when a man allegedly threw acid through both windows of the auto.

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