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Moped rider latest victim of acid attack in London

By Catherine Wylie

A moped rider has been the victim of a possible acid attack in east London - less than 24 hours hours after five similar incidents.

Police were called at around 5pm on Friday to reports of an attempted robbery of a moped in Ballards Road, Dagenham, Scotland Yard said. 

The victim - a man aged in his 20s - was approached by two males on a moped who squirted what was described as a "noxious substance" at him.

They attempted to steal his moped but were unsuccessful, and the man was taken to hospital.

Police said he does not have lasting injuries and has been discharged.

There have been no arrests. 

The incident took place the day after five separate male victims were targeted by two moped-riding attackers in the north and the east of the capital.

Two of the assaults saw mopeds stolen, while another victim had "life-changing" injuries inflicted after being sprayed.

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