New Measures and Sentencing Introduced to Prevent Acid Attacks
As of today (1st November), a change has come into force to help prevent acid attacks, as the government has banned public possession of strong sulphuric acids without a licence.
The announcement from the Home Office today highlighted "It is now a criminal offence for members of the public to possess sulphuric acid above 15% concentration without a licence, with offenders facing a 2-year prison sentence and an unlimited fine."
With the sharp increase in acid attacks across London, this measure will undoubtedly be welcomed by many.
For more information on the ban, click here.