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Men carry out five acid attacks in London in 70 minutes

ANI  |  London [U.K.] 

The Police is investigating a string of acid attacks in the city on Thursday after two men riding a moped threw acid on individuals in five separate attacks.

The Metropolitan Police said the assaults appeared to be linked and two involved victims having their mopeds stolen, while adding that one victim had been left with "life-changing" injuries, reports the Independent.

The incidents occurred on the streets of Hackney, Stoke Newington and Islington within a 72-minute interval.

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion in relation to the case.

At the start of the rampage, a 32-year-old moped driver had been approached by the pair as he drove towards the Hackney Road junction with Queensbridge Road.

The attackers had tossed the corrosive substance into his face before one of them jumped on to his vehicle and drove away.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 15:02 IST
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