Police in London now have 1,000 kits to deal with acid attacks. The of acid attacks in London is increasing. Two weeks , criminals sprayed acid in the of people to take their motorbikes. There were five attacks on one night. The number of involving acid has more than doubled in London in three . A plastic surgeon said the number of he treats for acid attacks has reached "epidemic" . He said there had been an "explosion" of cases involving acid the start of last year.
Police cars will now carry the acid attack response kits. The kits have clothing and five-litre of water. Police officers can give treatment to . The in acid attacks could be because of a crackdown on knives and guns. Street are now using acid instead because it is easy to buy and easy to hide. A police spokesman spoke about the acid . He said: "These are life-changing ." He added: "We are stepping up our response to this crime and we are looking for a way to identify some of the on the streets."