Bought for £17 on Ama­zon

Scottish Daily Mail - - News -

THE acid used to at­tack Mark van Don­gen was bought for £17 from Ama­zon with­out any checks, it can be re­vealed.

Ber­li­nah Wal­lace or­dered a one-litre bot­tle of sul­phuric acid 21 days be­fore the at­tack, hav­ing dis­cov­ered Mr van Don­gen was dat­ing an­other woman.

The cor­ro­sive sub­stance was 98 per cent pure, and a drop was enough to cause hor­rific burns. It has since been re­moved from Ama­zon.

From July 1, mem­bers of the pub­lic will need a li­cence to buy con­cen­tra­tions above 15 per cent.

It will also be an of­fence to sell the acid with­out ver­i­fy­ing the buyer’s li­cence.

And from Novem­ber 1, it will be il­le­gal to pos­sess or use the acid with­out a li­cence.

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