Three jailed for detergent attack on pregnant teenager – BBC News

‘Three people who forced laundry detergent into a pregnant teenager’s mouth as they tried to make her have a miscarriage have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2019

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Father jailed for ‘monstrous’ acid attack on his three-year-old son – Daily Telegraph

‘A father plotted a “monstrous” acid attack against his three-year-old son in bid to win custody from his mother, a court has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2019

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Police to get more stop and search powers to tackle acid attacks – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid will give police new powers to stop and search anyone suspected of carrying a corrosive substance in public.’

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Home Office, 20th February 2019

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Gang convicted of violent attack which saw corrosive substance squirted at bystanders – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 21st, 2019 in hazardous substances, news, sentencing, violent disorder by tracey

‘Nine men have been convicted of carrying out a violent attack which saw a corrosive substance squirted at bystanders trying to stop a street assault.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th January 2019

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Gang convicted of violent attack which saw corrosive substance squirted at bystanders – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 26th, 2018 in gangs, guilty pleas, hazardous substances, news, violent disorder by tracey

‘Nine men have been convicted of carrying out a violent attack which saw a corrosive substance squirted at bystanders trying to stop a street assault.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd November 2018

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Acid attacks: offenders face jail for possession without licence – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2018 in assault, hazardous substances, licensing, news, sentencing by sally

‘Possessing potentially lethal acid without a licence is now a criminal offence, with offenders facing a two-year prison sentence.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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Gang member jailed for London acid attack – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 4th, 2018 in conspiracy, hazardous substances, press releases, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘The ringleader of a gang who sprayed corrosive cleaning fluid in the face of a shopkeeper during a failed robbery has been jailed for ten years, with a further four years on licence.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd October 2018

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Arthur Collins loses appeal against Dalston acid attack sentence – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2018 in appeals, hazardous substances, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who threw acid across a packed London nightclub has lost an appeal against his 20-year jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2018

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NHS trust’s letter of apology after a patient died from drinking cleaning fluid criticised by senior coroner – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2018 in elderly, hazardous substances, health & safety, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘The chief nurse at the NHS trust responsible for the hospital where a pensioner died after drinking Flash floor cleaner has apologised after a coroner’s strident criticism of its “serious failings”.’

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The Independent, 21st September 2018

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Acid attack car thieves convicted – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 14th, 2018 in conspiracy, hazardous substances, press releases, robbery by tracey

‘A gang of carjackers who sprayed corrosive ammonia into the eyes of their victims have been convicted after a public appeal by former boxer Michael Watson.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th September 2018

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Home Office proposes extending stop and search powers – Home Office

Posted September 10th, 2018 in hazardous substances, press releases, stop and search by tracey

‘The consultation proposes extending powers so that police can stop and search individuals carrying corrosive substances in public without good reason.’

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Home Office, 9th September 2018

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Shopkeeper gets jail for selling illegal skin lightening products – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in fines, hazardous substances, health & safety, news, sentencing by sally

‘A shopkeeper has been jailed for 20 months for selling illegal and toxic skin-lightening products, in the first custodial sentence of its kind.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2018

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Man freed on first day of acid attack trial in Liverpool – The Guardian

‘A judge has called on the Crown Prosecution Service to expand its review of disclosure failures after a man spent six months in prison accused of carrying out an acid attack only to be freed on the first day of his trial.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2018

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UK teenager jailed for 17 years over fatal acid attack – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2018 in hazardous substances, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A teenager has been jailed for 17 years after what is believed to be the first conviction for an acid attack killing in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2018

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Mark van Dongen acid attack: Berlinah Wallace jailed -BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who threw sulphuric acid at her former partner, which led to him ending his life, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2018

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Woman whose acid attack on ex-lover left him in such pain he took own life is cleared of murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 18th, 2018 in hazardous substances, murder, news, suicide by tracey

‘A jealous woman whose ex-boyfriend ended his life after she threw acid over him has been cleared of murder as photographs emerged of the scorched bed where he was attacked.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2018

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Teenager jailed for London moped acid attacks – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2018 in hazardous substances, London, motorcycles, news, sentencing, theft, young offenders by sally

‘A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for 10 and a half years for attacking six moped riders with acid while trying to steal their bikes.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2018

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Longer jail terms likely for knife and acid possession – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2018 in hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘Adults convicted of possessing a knife or acid for use as an offensive weapon in public are likely to face longer prison terms when new sentencing guidelines for judges in England and Wales are introduced.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2018

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Acid listed as ‘highly dangerous weapon’ in new sentencing guidance – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2018 in hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘People caught with acid or other corrosive substances in public could face up to six months in jail under new guidelines for England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2018

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Acid attacks: Major UK retailers ban acid sales to under-18s – Daily Telegraph

‘Under-18s will not be able to buy products containing harmful levels of acid or corrosive substances at a number of retailers, following the launch of a voluntary Government plan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2018

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