A teenage boy has been charged over five acid attacks across London. The 16-year-old faces charges of 15 offences including three counts of robbery, GBH with intent and possession of an item to discharge a noxious substance.
Other offences include one count of handling stolen goods, four counts of attempted robbery and five counts of attempted GBH with intent.
He has been remanded in custody to appear before Stratford Youth Court on Monday.
The charges come two days after the spate of attacks on Thursday night.
On Friday, a 15-year-old boy was also arrested at an address in Stoke Newington on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery.
He has been released on bail until a date in early August.
The investigation is ongoing.
London Ambulance Service said they were called to the first attack in Hackney Road at 10.16pm, while police were alerted to the night’s final assault at 11.37pm.
At the start of the rampage, a 32-year-old moped rider was approached as he drove towards the Hackney Road junction with Queensbridge Road.
A noxious substance was tossed into his face before one of them jumped on to the victim’s vehicle and drove away.
One witness saw police pouring huge bottles of water over the victim just outside her flat.
Little more than 20 minutes later, at around 10.50pm, another victim had been sprayed with a searing liquid by the pair at the Upper Street junction with Highbury Corner in Islington.
Then at around 11.05pm, the fast-moving attackers swooped on a man in Shoreditch High Street, tossing a substance in his face.
Within 15 minutes, the attackers appeared to have struck again, launching a corrosive substance at a man in Upper Clapton Road, causing ‘life-changing’ facial injuries.
The final assault was reported to police at 11.37pm, when another man was confronted as he sat on his moped in traffic in Chatsworth Road.
Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Original Article: Metro News