• Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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Acid attack survivor says UK should study third-world prevention plans

ANGER: Motorcycle delivery drivers and motorcyclists take part in a demonstration in Parliament Square in central London following the spate of acid attacks last July (Photo credit by: NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING THE survivor of an acid attack has welcomed British retailers’ refusal to sell corrosive substances to under 18s, but said the government should be taking note of the responses of third-world countries to acid crime. Jabed Hussain was sprayed with a corrosive substance by two attackers in east London while waiting at a traffic light. The former UberEats delivery driver was the first of five other victims within a threemile radius who were also targeted last July. “Bangladesh had one of the worst acid crime rates in the world, but they have handled it,” Hussain told Eastern…

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