MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A 15-year old boy was detained by the police following acid spraying attacks in east London, the UK Metropolitan Police said.
"Police arrested a 15-year-old male in Stratford on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He has been taken to an east London police station where he currently remains," the press release read.
The United Kingdom has faced several terrorist attacks in 2017, with the most recent, a bombing attack in the London tube on September 15, leaving dozens of people injured. The statistics, released by the Metropolitan Police Service in response to Freedom of Information requests, indicate that corrosive fluids were used in London in 454 crimes in 2016, 261 in 2015 and 166 in 2014.