British Police arrested a teenager after five acid attacks in East London left several people with facial injuries including one with “Life-Changing” effects.

One of the victims had been on a moped when two assailants pulled up alongside him in another moped and threw a corrosive substance in his face, one of the pair then stole the vehicle, the metropolitan police reported.

Police were called to the first acid attack followed by four other incidents within the following hour and a half all in the East London area, which police said they were treating as linked.

Police said they were continuing to investigate but had arrested a young man.