Four people in London have been attacked with acid by two men on a motorbike

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Scotland Yard is investigating suspected acid attacks on four people in London on Thursday night.

The BBC reports that two men on a moped threw a corrosive substance on the faces of four people in different locations around the city’s east.

The first attack was on another moped rider in Hackney at around 22:25 BST. The next attack was 40 minutes later in Shoreditch High Street, then in Stoke Newington 13 minutes later, before the final attack at 11.37pm in Clapton, where the pair pulled up alongside another man on a moped, sprayed liquid in his face, then stole his bike.

All four victims were taken to hospital and some have injuries that have been described as “life changing”, but not life threatening.

Police believe the incidents are linked and are attempting to trace the attackers. They have not said whether it is believed to be terror related.

The BBC has more here.