Teenager arrested following a series of acid attacks in northwest London

London police are investigating four separate acid attack

London police are investigating four separate acid attack

All five victims suffered injuries in the attacks, though none of them were in life-threatening condition.

The Met police say that a male in his teens has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery.

Another man had a corrosive liquid thrown at him 15 minutes later, causing "life-changing" facial injuries while the fifth person, a 33-year-old man, was attacked while he sat on his moped on Chatsworth Road, Sky News continued.

Jabed Duzzahuru, president of a group which represents more than 2,500 delivery drivers from companies, including Deliveroo and UberEats said he was making food delivery when the incident happened.

London Ambulance Service issued advice Friday on what to do after an acid attack on oneself or others. The suspects then took off with the victim's vehicle.

The attacks are just the latest in a spate of similar attacks in the British capital in recent years, with the corrosive liquid used in robberies and gang-related violence. This is not the case. He had his moped stolen and his face sprayed with liquid.

The attacks were reported to police over a 72-minute period, with four taking place in the eastern borough of Hackney and one in the northern borough of Islington.

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The government said it was working with the police to see what more could be done to stop the use of acid for attacks.

One victim has been left with life-changing injuries after acid was thrown over him as part of the violent scooter theft spree in north and east London on Thursday night.

Responding officers found a 32-year-old man suffering from non-life-changing facial injuries. They stole a moped in two of the incidents.

Police described the attacks in their statement, which revealed the first attack took place at 22:25 on the Hackney road.

Home Office minister Sarah Newton told the BBC Friday that while the government was considering tighter restrictions on such materials, the fact they could be found in any kitchen cupboard made legislation hard.

Jaf Shah of the Acid Survivors Trust International said acid attacks had "effectively doubled" in the past year and that that the possession of corrosive substances should carry the same penalty as knife possession to avoid an "explosion" of such crimes.

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