London police have arrested a second teenager suspected to be involved in an acid attack that left a delivery driver injured. The 32-year-old remains at the hospital and could lose his sight.
The acid attack happened on east London on Thursday. Police have arrested two teenagers following the attack. The first teenager was arrested on Friday but has been released. The second teenager was arrested on Saturday night.
The arrests came after two acid attacks, which police believe are linked. The second attack also happened on Thursday. That attack occurred in Tottenham, which is less than five miles away from where the first attack happened in Walthamstow.
In the acid attack reported in Tottenham, a delivery driver was also injured by acid. Police suspect the attacks are linked.
BBC’s Danny Shaw reported that the driver in the first attack was injured when two men tried to steal his moped. He added that the driver suffered injuries to his eye, throat and face.
Authorities have carried out investigations and two teenagers have been arrested so far. Police believe the man in the first attack was injured when he refused to hand over his keys. The Guardian reported that the man was delivering a pizza when he was approached by two men on a scooter. He was sprayed in the face with a corrosive substance. Detectives recently said he could lose sight in both eyes.
In the second attack, two men tried to steal a moped from a delivery driver. Authorities say the attack happened around 30 minutes after the first one.The driver was transported to the hospital after the incident but officials have confirmed that his injuries are not serious.
On Friday, police arrested a 14-year-old over the first attack. On Saturday night, police arrested a 16-year-old and he remains in custody at a police station in east London.
Police are now asking anyone who witnessed the attack or has information to call immediately.