Posted 15th January 2018.
Acid attacks are violent assaults which involve throwing acid or a corrosive liquid at another person with the intention of disfiguring them, torturing them, or in the most extreme cases killing them.
Unfortunately acid attacks have been on the increase around the world, particularly in South Asia where 3,512 Bangladeshi people were attacked with acid attacked between 1999 and 2013. This form of attack is becoming more frequent across the UK:
These figures are reflective of a rise in such attacks more locally, outside of London. Recently we have seen attacks in Southport and Wigan.
If you ever find yourself victim of such an attack and witness to an acid attack there are some important things you can do to help yourself or the victim. Watch this video from St John Ambulance or see information leaflets below to find out more.