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Acid attack survivor calls for tougher action following sentence guidance

Acid attack victim Jabed Hussain was waiting at a traffic light one night in east London when two attackers sprayed acid in his face and stole his moped. It was one of hundreds of attacks in the British capital every year that have prompted government intervention and stricter guidelines (Photo credit: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING AN ACID ATTACK survivor has said the British government needs to do more to tackle acid crime as new sentencing guidelines were implemented earlier this month. Corrosive substances will now be recognised as “highly dangerous weapons”, after a string of violent acid attacks in the UK. The guidelines also stated that an adult caught carrying acid twice or using it to threaten should receive a six-month jail term. Jabed Hussain, 33, was sprayed with a corrosive substance by Derryck John, 17, in east London, while waiting at a traffic light on the evening of July 13. John…

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