Detectives are said to be investigating whether the rampage is part of a “tit-for-tat” turf war between gangs following the shooting of Corey Junior Davis, 14, in Forest Gate earlier this month.
So maybe the issue you need to tackle is gangs? No?
Labour wants the Government to license the sale of corrosive substances rather than rely on a voluntary agreement with shopkeepers which encourages shops in east London not to sell corrosive substances to under-18s.
*sighs* I guess not.
Currently sulphuric acid is classed as a “reportable substance”, meaning retailers only have to report suspicious transactions to the police.
Ms Haigh wants it reclassified as a “regulated substance” that requires a licence and could only be sold by pharmacies. The Home Office said the 1972 Poisons Act is “under review” to see how controls on dangerous chemicals can be tightened “to limit criminal access”.
So they’ll just use bleach, or oven cleaner instead.