After Series of Barbaric Third World Type Acid Attacks – Britain Cracks Down on Acid Sales
In 2016 there were 450 acid attacks in London. Police recorded more than 100 acid attacks in the first four months of this year.
The attacks by people throwing acid has tripled in Britain in the last three years.
In the year ending in March 2017 net migration to the UK was 246,000.
Acid attacks are most common in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Cambodia and Bangladesh – Muslim countries with exception of Cambodia.
In April 2015 at least 10 people were severely injured when Islamists attacked a Hindu procession with acid bulbs in India.
Britain will limit sales of sulphuric acid and outlaw the sale of such corrosive substances to children after a spate of assaults and its possible use to make bombs, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Tuesday.
Much to public alarm, the number of incidents where assailants have used acid has risen sharply, with police figures suggesting there had been more than 400 corrosive substance attacks in the six months to April this year.
Many victims were left with serious, life-changing injuries as a result.
The proposed new laws will make it illegal to sell the most harmful corrosive substances to under-18s while the carrying of acid in public without good reason will be banned.
Four American girls were attacked with acid in France in September.