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Acid attacks: treating the physical and psychological scars

Hospitals are treating an increasing number of people who have been attacked with acid, after an alarming rise in cases. Nurses play a vital part in helping victims overcome the devastating results.
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Hospitals are treating an increasing number of people who have been attacked with acid, after an alarming rise in cases. Nurses play a vital part in helping victims overcome the devastating results

Hospitals are treating an increasing number of people who have been attacked with acid, after an alarming rise in cases. In London, where the majority of these attacks have occurred, the number in 2016 was up 74% on the previous year, with more than 450 incidents.

There were 114 attacks in the first four months of 2017 in the capital. Twenty people were injured when a corrosive substance was sprayed on people at a nightclub in east London in April.

74%

increase in acid attacks in London

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