Germany: Acid attack on 44-year-old woman on the street by a man (51) in Minden. He has been put in a closed mental hospital. The woman was quick enough to cover herself with her coat to protect herself from most of the acid.

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UK: Acid Attack ‘No Go Zones’ in London, Admits Labour MP

Acid Attack ‘No Go Zones’ in London, Admits Labour MP:

The frequency of acid attacks in London has turned parts of the British capital into “no go zones”, a former Labour minister has said.

The United Kingdom has “the highest rate of attacks per capita” in the world, claimed Stephen Timms, Labour MP for East Ham, in comments to fellow MPs reported by the Daily Mail.

Figures show the number of acid attacks in Britain shot up between 2012 and 2016 by more than 500 per cent. There were just 73 recorded attacks in 2012 but a massive 469 in 2016.

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UK: Acid Attacks Now at ‘Epidemic Levels’, Says Burns Surgeon

UK: Acid Attacks Now at ‘Epidemic Levels’, Says Burns Surgeon:

A burns surgeon who treats many acid attack victims coming out of East London has suggested that the proliferation of such crimes is now at epidemic levels.

Dr Martin Niall, a burn surgeon at Mid-Essex Hospital, told National Public Radio (NPR) in the U.S. that acid attacks in Britain “are now at levels that one of my colleagues described as epidemic”.

He added: “Everyone, ourselves included, has been shocked by this emerging threat to public health.”

In terms of attacks per head of population, London is now the acid attack capital of the world, with a 74 per cent rise in assaults — from 261 to 454 — between 2015 and 2016.

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UK has one of highest rates of acid attacks in the world, police reveal: An average of two attacks a day!

UK has one of highest rates of acid attacks in the world, police reveal:

An average of two attacks a day are recorded by forces across the country

The UK now has one of the highest number of recorded acid attacks per person of any country in the world, and the figure is expected to rise further, police have warned.

Senior officers believe the horrific crimes are not always being reported, meaning the unprecedented number of known assaults using corrosive substances may be a fraction of the true total.

More than 400 such attacks were recorded in the six months to April – an average of two a day.

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Four US women attacked with acid in Marseille

 

Four female American tourists have been attacked with acid in the French city of Marseille.

The women were sprayed with acid by a 41-year-old woman who has been detained by police, according to the Marseille prosecutor’s office.

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‘Acid attack capital of Britain’ revealed as assaults with corrosive liquids soar

‘Acid attack capital of Britain’ revealed as assaults with corrosive liquids soar:

Acid attacks in London are on the rise – now a Freedom of Information request has revealed which boroughs have the highest numbers of offences

The number of acid attacks in London has soared in the past six years, new figures have revealed.

Between 2011 and 2016, there was almost 1,500 reports of attacks involving corrosive fluids in the capital.

There were 431 attacks last year alone, compared to 261 the previous year.

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