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

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.

The borough with the most acid attacks was Newham in east London – which had three times more attacks than the next highest borough, with a total of 398 attacks from 2011 to 2016.

In an infamous attack in Newham in 2014 a woman threw acid in the face of her friend

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