Police officers London have been given 1,000 special kits to deal acid attacks. This is because the number crimes using acid London's streets has been increasing. Two weeks ago, criminals sprayed acid the faces people to rob them their motorbikes. There were five different acid attacks just one night. The number crimes involving acid or other dangerous substances has more than doubled London the past three years. A leading plastic surgeon today said the number patients he treats for acid attacks has reached "epidemic" levels in London. Professor Peter Dziewulski said there had been an "explosion" cases involving acid since the start last year.
Rapid response police cars will now carry the 1,000 acid attack response kits. The kits include protective clothing and five-litre bottles water. This allows police officers to give immediate treatment to victims sprayed acid. Experts have said the rise acid attacks could be because a crackdown knives and guns. Street gangs are now using acid instead because it is easy to buy and easy to hide soda bottles. Police spokesman Mike West spoke acid attacks. He said: "These are life-changing injuries." He added: "I am confident that we are stepping our response to this crime and we are looking a safer way to identify some the substances the streets."