• Wednesday, October 05, 2022

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Tower Hamlets seeks support of shop owners ‘to keep people safe’ from acid attacks

INITIATIVE: Mayor John Biggs (left) and Jabed Hussain at the launch of the Tower Hamlet council’s initiative to tackle acid attacks which involves getting local shopkeepers to sign up to a protocol about when and who they will sell acids to.

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING A DELIVERY driver who survived an acid attack four months ago said he continues to suffer the emotional effects of the incident, as he helped launch an initiative to tackle growing incidences of the crime. Jabed Hussain, 32, was sprayed with a corrosive substance by two attackers in east London while waiting at a traffic light on the evening of July 13. The former UberEats delivery driver was the first of five other victims within a three-mile radius who were targeted the same night. “Mentally, I’m shocked,” Hussain told Eastern Eye in London last Wednesday (6). “I…

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