Teenager arrested following a string of acid attacks in east London

Teenager arrested following a string of acid attacks in east London

The incident took place across Hackney, Stoke Newington, and Islington (Credit: Twitter @sundayworld)

Friday, July 14, 2017

An individual has been taken into custody following an acid-attack spree in east London on Thursday night.

Metropolitan Police have said the assaults on individuals across Hackney, Stoke Newington, and Islington appeared to be linked, with two men suspected of being the perpetrators.

The spree reportedly began after a 32-year-old moped rider was approached by two male suspects who threw acid into his face and took his vehicle in Hackney.

Police were called to the reports of this incident at 10:16pm, and received subsequent information on attacks near Highbury Corner in Islington and on Shoreditch High Street.

They responded to the scene of acid attacks on Cazenove road - where a man has been left with “life-changing” injuries after being subjected to the corrosive substance – and noted the final incident at 11:37pm on Chatsworth road.

The person in question, a male teenager, was apprehended on suspicion of robbery and grievous bodily harm, and has been taken to a police station in east London.

The Metropolitan Police have said inquiries remain ongoing, and are appealing for witnesses.

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