How many acid attacks have taken place in Derbyshire?

There have been 11 reported cases of acid attacks in Derbyshire in the last five years, it can be revealed.

Saturday, 15th July 2017, 12:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:58 am

A Freedom of Information request to Derbyshire Constabulary has found that 11 cases of acid attacks have been reported to the force between 2012 and 2016.

The figures show there was:

- One acid attack on a 45-year-old man in 2012

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- No reported cases in 2013

- Two attacks on women in 2014 (aged 48 and 52) and four attacks on men (aged 49, 49, 55, 67)

- Two attacks on women in 2015 (aged 41 and 62) and two on men (aged 34, other age not known)

- No attacks in 2016

Yesterday, two teenagers were arrested for allegedly throwing acid on five people during a 90-minute spell on Thursday night.

Since 2010, there have been more than 1,800 reports of attacks involving corrosive fluids in the capital.