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Police Officer Says Life Sentence For Acid Attack Offenders Is A 'Knee-Jerk' Reaction

WorldNews Monday, 17 July 2017 ()
Police Officer Says Life Sentence For Acid Attack Offenders Is A 'Knee-Jerk' ReactionAccording to a senior Metropolitan police officer, the U.K. government’s request for new legislation ordering harsher penalties for acid attack offenders is a “knee-jerk” reaction and will provide no sustainable solution, The Independent reported. The chief superintendent – who requested anonymity – told The Independent “tough talk” about life sentencing will not reduce violent offenses and instead focus should be on root causes that explain why suspects commit these crimes. After a series of acid attacks by teenagers on mopeds in London last week, Home Secretary Amber Rudd suggested acid attack perpetrators could soon face a life sentence and a renewal of current guidelines will ensure they...
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Two men on a moped carried out five acid attacks during a spree across London which lasted less than 90 minutes, police said. One victim has been left with "life-changing" injuries.

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