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Acid attack at five places in London, teenager arrested

Police have cordoned off the scene of the incident in Hackney, East London. Photograph: (Reuters)

London, United Kingdom Jul 14, 2017, 04.40 AM (IST)

A teenager has been arrested after five acid attacks were reported in north-east London, media reports said.

The attacks happened in a space of 90 minutes at Hackney, Stoke Newington and Islington on Thursday night, reports said.

Police said they had arrested a male teenage on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery. He is in custody in an east London police station, news agencies reported. 

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