The British authorities seeks to crackdown on the current spike of â€œabsolutely revoltingâ€� acid assaults by school-aged kids by banning the sale of corrosive substances to underage children.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd proposed Tues. a ban on the sale of most corrosive substances & acids to kids under the age of 18 & to make it a criminal offense to carry these substances in a public area. She desires to model it after the prevailing ban on carrying a knife which carries a jail sentence of as much as 4 years of time of time.
â€œAcid assaults are completely revolting,â€� Rudd stated in a conference in Manchester, the Guardian reported. â€œYou have all seen the photographs of victims in that by no means fully get well. Infinite surgeries. Lives ruined.â€�
It is unclear which corrosive substances shall be included under the proposed ban.
ACID BECOMING WEAPON OF CHOICE AMONG TEENS IN LONDON AMID GROWING ATTACKS
In a wide-ranging speech, Rudd additionally formally announced new restrictions on chemical compounds in that will â€œdrastically limitâ€� the sale of sulfuric acid. The- chemical is used to produce â€œmother of Satanâ€� â€“ the homemade explosive believed to have been used within the Manchester Arena terror attack & the failed bomb plot at Parson Green subway station, Sky News source reported.
Rudd additionally formally announced a $750,000 grant to spend cash on new technology in that may take away child pornography from the Internet in addition to her intention to forestall the sale of knives to kids & to make the possession of flick knives & zombie knives at home unlawful.
The Home Secretary additionally detailed new laws to combat the unfold of terrorist & extremist propaganda on the Internet.
â€œOur funding may moreover enable Internet corporations to proactively search for & destroy, unlawful images of their systems,â€� she stated. â€œWe want them to begin using it as shortly as they will. Our query to them might be â€˜if not, why no.â€™ & I’ll demand clear answers.â€�