UK will look to increase punishments for acid attacks: minister

UK will look to increase punishments for acid attacks: ministerBritain 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 latest in what Rudd described as a “worrying increase” in reports of attacks where acid or similar substances had been used as a weapon. “We can and will improve our response,” Rudd wrote in an article for the Sunday Times newspaper.



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