LONDON ACID ATTACK: 15-yr-old arrested
A 15-year-old suspect has been arrested by cops in London on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following an acid attack incident which occurred in Stratford, the eastern part of the capital city.
No less than six people who are now receiving treatment, were injured in that attack.
Reports say the incident played out following an “altercation” between two groups of males where the noxious substance was thrown prompting police to arrive the scene of the incident after a distress call.
Ambulance crews treated six males at the scene for their injuries, and three of them were taken to hospital.
Those reported injured were believed to be in a number of different locations, sparking initial fears that people had been sprayed at random.
However, Ch Supt Ade Adelekan of the Met Police said: “I would like to be very clear concerning this incident.
Read also: 16-yr-old boy charged in connection with London acid attacks
“What initially may have been perceived as a number of random attacks has, on closer inspection, been found to be one incident involving two groups of males.”
No-one suffered life-threatening or life-changing injuries.
Recall that in the month of July this year, two teenagers suspected of throwing acid at several victims across east London which left their victims with facial burns were also arrested.
The worrying spate of acid attacks in London has also forced scores of acid attack survivors to demand harsher punishment for attackers and tougher measures to buy corrosive substances.
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