Govt seeks to tackle acid at­tacks

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Bri­tain will look at tougher pun­ish­ments for peo­ple who at­tack oth­ers us­ing acid, in­te­rior min­is­ter Am­ber Rudd said on Sun­day, af­ter a spate of in­ci­dents in Lon­don in re­cent months. Five acid at­tacks on moped riders in less than 90 min­utes across east Lon­don on Thurs­day left sev­eral peo­ple with fa­cial burns. The an­nounce­ment came as fig­ures from the Na­tional Po­lice Chiefs’ Coun­cil show that more than 400 acid or cor­ro­sive sub­stance at­tacks were car­ried out in the six months up to April across po­lice force ar­eas in Eng­land and Wales.

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