March 1, 2022

Episode 233: Revenge Attacks: UK Acid Attacks

Episode 233: Revenge Attacks: UK Acid Attacks
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A bizarre and terrifying crime spree has been on the rise in the UK for the past several years. In this episode, I’ll share stories illustrating how acid attacks have increasingly been used to retaliate against a romantic partner once a relationship ends. 



“Acid Attacks on the Rise in the U.K.”, Joanna Kakissis/NPR,Aug 6, 2017.


“Acid Attacks: What has led to the rise and how can they be stopped?”, George Mann/BBC News, July 14, 2017. 


“Jealous woman is jailed for 14 years after scarring her boyfriend”, Rory Tingle/, Nov 21, 2021. 


“Woman jailed for acid attack on boyfriend”, Tristan Kirk/Evening Standard, Nov 19, 2021.


“Man recalls moment ex-girlfriend poured acid over him while he slept”, Jamie Barlow/Nottinghamshire Live, Feb 12, 2021. 

The Queen v Mark Cummings and Katie Leong,Crown Court at Leicester, March 21, 2017. 


“Katie Piper’s acid attacker is cleared for release”, Danny Gallagher/Daily, Jun 18, 2020. 



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