16-yr-old boy charged in connection with London acid attacks

16-yr-old boy charged in connection with London acid attacks

British police has charged a 16-year-old boy in connection with five acid attacks which took place in London last week.

The boy who attacked moped riders in less than 90 minutes last Thursday was slammed with 15 charges include grievous bodily harm, possession of an item to discharge a noxious substance, and robbery.

According to a statement by the London Metropolitan Police, the boy is due to appear before Stratford Youth Court on Monday.

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Two other teenagers suspected of throwing acid at several victims across east London on Thursday which left their victims with facial burns were also arrested on Friday.

The worrying spate of acid attacks in London has forced scores of acid attack survivors to demand harsher punishment for attackers and tougher measures to buy corrosive substances.

Hundreds of thousands of Britons supported the campaign on Friday after the acid attack in east London which has left one victim with life-changing injuries.


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    Teach and train your children in the way they should live so that when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. This Bible injunction doesn’t work in Europe because they don’t train their children. 16yrs old boy is rationale to know between good and bad, so he will be punished severely

    • Anita Kingsley

      Shame on their government and parents. Most of the kids are not disciplined at all because indiscipline is allowed and tolerated, they should deal with it

    • yanju omotodun

      Forget it, it happens even here in Nigeria, recently a secondary school student mixed acid to the drinkable water of her colleague due to jealousy. So it’s not in Europe alone but everywhere

  • Animashaun Ayodeji

    Before the law takes charge, the parents or guardians of the kids are supposed to be beaten first. If those kids were under monitoring, they wouldn’t done the sily things they did. Acid isn’t a thing people toy with,

    • Abeni Adebisi

      That doesn’t make any sense at all. They should just be thrown to jail and spend the rest of their miserable lives regreting

      • seyi jelili

        And what benefit is that to you? The only thing is that they will serve jail term of which they will undergo rehab which will make them better citizens and finally will be released