A 15 year old boy has been arrested in conjunction with an acid attack that left 6 people injured last Saturday near Olympic park in East London. The attack was staged after two rival groups of young men confronted each other. The attacks took place in several areas across 3 days. The young man faces multiple accounts including grievous bodily harm, which carries a maximum penalty of 25 years. Five men on mopeds were allegedly targeted by two other young men on mopeds. The mall was full of people when the attack occurred. A witness said he saw a group of men throw a liquid substance on another group, but it did not only hit that group, but also landed on the crowd. He said one guy was hit in the face and was shouting ” I can’t see!! I can’t see!!” Scotland Yard is not treating the incident as terror related. All of the victims were taken to the hospital with one reportedly receiving life changing facial injuries due to the attack. Police are still investigating.
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