A victim of the notorious Henry Vincent family has suffered a horrific acid attack in his own home.
The 60-year-old man had been conned out of £6,000 by relatives of burglar Vincent, who was stabbed to death during a break-in by householder Richard Osborn-Brooks.
David Vincent, 50, and his son, also David, 26, preyed on the man by doing work on his roof that did not need to be done.
The man complained to police, who arrested the pair.
…A few weeks later the victim answered his door in Dartford, Kent, and had acid thrown at his face.
Firefighters hosed down a woman in her 20s after she fell victim to a suspected acid attack outside a tube station in south London on Tuesday, according to a witness.
Some of the country’s largest retailers including Wickes, B&Q, Screwfix and Tesco have signed the list of commitments, which include checking the age of buyers both in store and online.
Suffolk Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton wants new legislation to criminalise the carrying of corrosive substances, similar to laws for carrying knives.
Next week they’ll have to outlaw stones.
The horrific aftermath of an acid attack was demonstrated to hospitality managers at a real nightclub to make them think about the new and emerging threat – and how they would react if one took place in their venue.
A teenage drug dealer sprayed a man and two women with acid after suspecting they had stolen his stash of cocaine.
At least he was trying to assimilate.
At least six people have been injured in a massive acid attack after a gang of men sprayed a noxious substance into crowds near a shopping centre.
Performers at Europe’s largest street festival have been urged to carry modified water bottles to treat acid attacks, after a massive surge in gang-related attacks using the corrosive liquid in recent months.
One man was arrested amid reports of a suspected acid attack during a “Day of Action” by Britain First in Wolverhampton on Saturday (12 August). Around 40 members of the far-right group clashed with United Against Fascism protesters outside the Wulfrun Centre in the heart of Wolverhampton’s City Centre.
Rahad Hussain, 23, has been charged with two counts of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and one count of possession of an offensive weapon, namely acid.
Water was thrown over two women standing outside a mosque in an apparent fake acid attack police are treating as racially aggravated assault.
The women, who were wearing traditional head coverings, were attacked as they waited outside the Bashir Ahmed Masjid in Southampton on Tuesday. CCTV footage shows a black car slowing down next to them before speeding away. The pair react in horror before realising they are unhurt.
Childrens’ Fruit Shoot bottles are being utilised by acid attackers, in order to fire very deadly chemicals at their victims – all it takes is one squeeze. Police advised to check the bottles if found on anyone during routine searches.
Acid attacks in London rose from 162 in 2012 to 454 last year. There have already been 199 acid attacks this year. Five acid attacks just happened in London in the space of little more than an hour.
And so the obvious new solution is drain cleaner control.
The number of assaults involving corrosive substances has risen by more than 30 per cent in the last two years.
There’s more acid in London now than there was in 1968. But this acid isn’t the kind that makes people create awful music and forget basic hygiene.