London acid attacks: Man sprayed with ‘noxious substance’ by attackers on mopeds during attempted robbery, Moped rider targeted in similar pattern seen in five previous incidents

Another suspected acid attack has been launched in London, less than 24 hours after a spate of five similar incidents.

The Metropolitan Police said they were called at around 5pm on Friday to reports of an attempted robbery of a moped in Dagenham.

The rider, in his 20s, was approached by two men on another moped who squirted what was described as a “noxious substance” at him.

They attempted to steal his moped but were unsuccessful, and the man was taken to hospital.

“He does not have lasting injuries and has been discharged,” a spokesperson for Scotland Yard said. “There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”

It came a day after five separate victims were targeted by two moped-riding attackers in the north and the east of the capital.

Two of the assaults saw mopeds stolen, while another victim was left with “life-changinginjuries inflicted after being sprayed.

Detectives have made two arrests relating to Thursday’s rampage, with boys aged 15 and 16 in custody.

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