4 AMERICAN GIRLS ACID ATTACK VICTIMS IN FRANCE: Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, Michelle Krug and Kelsey Kosten.
- Victims of acid attack: Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, Michelle Krug and Kelsey Kosten.
- French prosecutors are not investigating the acid attack as an act of terror
- Acid attack took place at the Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles station Sunday
- Four American tourists were sprayed with acid – two suffered burns to their faces
- The victims were named as Boston College juniors in their 20s
A woman with ‘deep psychological problems’ was in custody in the French city of Marseille on Sunday after spraying four American students with acid and burning two in the face.
The attack took place shortly after 11am on Sunday at the St Charles station, where the four women were preparing to board a train.
All were Boston College juniors in their early 20s – three of them on a study abroad program in the French capital, and the fourth based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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.