Rudd announced the move in the aftermath of the latest acid attack to hit the streets in London, in which five men were attacked over a 70-minute period on Thursday.
One of the proposals being considered by the government is to ensure that acid and other corrosive substances will be considered as a dangerous weapon.
The review will also ascertain whether it could impose measures on retailers to restrict the sale of such substances.
“Acid attacks are horrific crimes which have a devastating effect on victims, both physically and emotionally,” Rudd said in a statement Sunday.
“It is vital that we do everything we can to prevent these sickening attacks happening in the first place.
“We must also ensure that the police and other emergency services are able to respond as effectively as possible, that sentences reflect the seriousness of the offenses and victims are given the immediate support they need.”
Rudd’s announcement comes at a …
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