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Acid attack victim says ministers are dragging feet on tougher rules

The Times / Life 25 sources

A survivor of an acid attack has accused the government of dragging its feet over tighter regulation. Naomi Oni, 25, who was attacked by a jealous friend in 2012, backed calls for controls on the purchase of corrosive products, but said…

UK acid attack sentences to be reviewed

BBC / UK

There were more than 400 acid attacks in England and Wales in the six months up to April 2017.

Acid attack offenders 'could face life sentences'

Sky News

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.

Ministers vow to push for tough sentences for acid attacks

Government promises new measures as home secretary says: ‘Life sentences must not be reserved for survivors’

Government sets out plans to hand out tougher sentences to acid attack offenders

ITV / News

The Government's strategy on combating acid attacks plans to assess punishments and clarify corrosive substances as dangerous weapons.

UK considers life sentences for acid attacks

CNN / Europe

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."

Acid attackers could get life in jail says Home Secretary

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.

Acid attacks: Home Secretary indicates she wants attackers to get life sentences

The Independent

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…

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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.