Two men on a moped have carried out five acid attacks in a 90-minute spree of violence across east London last night.
The gang pulled up alongside five men and doused them with a corrosive substance – with one stealing their motorcycles and the other making off on the moped they arrived on.
One of the victims was left with ‘life-changing’ injuries, while another was said to be a pizza delivery man attacked on a night shift.
The five attacks took place on busy streets in Stoke Newington, Hackney and Islington between 10.25pm and 11.37pm last night and are all believed to be linked.
Scotland Yard said today that a teenager has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery – but another suspect remains on the run today.
The shocking incidents come after a spate of acid attacks across Britain, including one on a 21-year-old model who was left with horrific burns to her face.
Assaults using acid have more than doubled in England since 2012 – up from 183 five years ago to 504 in the year to March 2017.