It seems mad that a petition has to be raised to get our Government to move on bringing in legislation to prevent anyone over 18 buying corrosive products.
This worrying trend doesn’t seem to be given the same focus in our media that knife crime etc does. London has seen a worrying rise in the use of corrosive products in crime, especially throwing acid in peoples’ faces to steal their mobile/handbag etc.
If caught, the short sentence given for causing grievous bodily harm doesn’t equate to the lifetime sentence the victims receive.
This can happen to anyone at anytime. How can it be that the establishment doesn’t think this behaviour warrants urgent action?
The mental anguish caused to the victims is the hidden injury, just as painful and long lasting as the disfiguring surface injuries.
The perpetrators can move on with their lives not so their victims.
Take the time to read the letter one such victim has written – you will be shocked by the stats involved……..
Copy and paste the link below into your browser and see for yourself……