There have been a series of acid attacks, at least four, that took place in London in a short span of time. According to the Daily Mail, authorities are looking into four acid attacks across London that took place in a 90-minute period of time on Thursday evening. Victims had acid thrown in their faces by two men on a moped in Stoke Newington and Hackney. At least one of the victims of the acid attack endured injuries that were “life-changing.”
The acid attacks in London on Thursday came on the heels of a similar occurrence in London, when 21-year-old Resham Khan and her cousin, Jameel Mukhtar, were attacked with acid. Khan and Mukhtar were sitting in a car at a traffic light in Newham, in east London, when the pair were allegedly attacked by a man who tossed acid through both windows.
The latest acid attacks in London from Thursday evening are being investigated by Scotland Yard.
According to the Daily Star, one of the victims was a 32-year-old man who had facial injuries as a result of the acid attack in London. He was on a moped when a different moped with two men pulled up beside him at approximately 10:25 p.m. British Summer Time and tossed acid into his face. One of the acid attackers then stole the victim’s moped. The acid attack victim was transported to a hospital in east London.
As reported by the BBC, the acid attackers being sought by the Metropolitan Police are the men on the mopeds. After that incident, at 11:05 p.m., acid was thrown in the face of a victim on Shoreditch High Street, E8. The acid attackers were described as two men on mopeds. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Then, at 11:18 p.m., reports of a theft at Cazenove Road, E5, Stoke Newington, resulted in another acid attack. The fourth acid attack happened at around 11:37 p.m. in Chatsworth Road, Clapton. While the details of the acid attacks are still being released, authorities are treating all four attacks as related.
According to Metro, witnesses claim “Uber Eats” and/or Deliveroo delivery drivers may have been targets of the acid attacks.
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