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London acid attacks: 17-year-old boy pleads guilty to throwing corrosive liquid at six victims in 90 minutes

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A 17-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to launching a spate of acid attacks in attempts to steal mopeds in London.

The teenager, who cannot be named because his age, doused six delivery riders with corrosive liquid in just 90 minutes in a rampage through London on 13 July.

One of his victims was left with life-changing injuries and others bear long-term mental and physical scars from their ordeal.

The boy, from Croydon, managed to steal two of the six mopeds he targeted from their owners before being arrested at 3am the following morning.

He pleaded guilty to “disable, burn, maim, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm”, two counts of robbery and four counts of attempted robbery at Wood Green Crown Court.

The defendant originally denied the charges and had been due to stand trial, but changed his plea on the first day of the hearing.

  An indictment lists another unidentified person, who is believed to have been on the same as the defendant, as involved in the attacks.
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