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Acid attacks turn parts of London into 'no go areas', says MP

Parts of London are now "no go areas" due to the threat of acid attacks, according to a former Labour minister.

Labour MP Stephen Timms

Stephen Timms made the comment as he told MPs that the UK had "the highest rate of attacks per capita" in the world.

The Labour MP for East Ham called on the Government to take action as MPs debated the response to corrosive substance attacks.

I've had a number of discussions with representatives of moped delivery drivers and they say there are now parts London where their drivers are not willing to go because of the danger of attack. I think all of us would regard it as unacceptable that there are no go areas in parts of London and parts of the UK. I think it is require some significant action to deal with the problem.

– Stephen Timms, Labour MP for East Ham