There were more than 400 acid attacks in England and Wales in the six months up to April 2017.
Plans to ensure acid and other corrosive substances can be classed as dangerous weapons are part of a new Government strategy to combat the rising number of acid attacks in Britain.
Government promises new measures as home secretary says: ‘Life sentences must not be reserved for survivors’
The Government's strategy on combating acid attacks plans to assess punishments and clarify corrosive substances as dangerous weapons.
The British government is set to launch a review on tougher sentencing for perpetrators of acid attacks after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said those found guilty should "feel the full force of the law."
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said those convicted of throwing acid at people would ‘feel the full force of the law’ and could be given life sentences.
The Home Secretary has suggested acid attack convictions could soon carry life sentences as the Government launched an urgent effort to combat the rising number of acid attacks in the UK after a spate of assaults, including five that took…
London acid attacks: Offenders 'could be jailed for life' in new Government crackdown, Amber Rudd announces
It comes after six acid attacks in the capital in just 24 hours