Simon Spence KC was asked by the i paper to provide legal commentary on whether government could ban corrosive items following the acid attack that took place in Clapham on 1st February 2024 where a mother and her 2 young daughters were attacked.
He commented that a specific challenge with corrosive substances would lie in their widespread use in daily lives: “everybody has a bottle of bleach in their kitchen” and acknowledged that household items when used in specific ways can cause significant harm. He added:
“There are limits as to what can be done to restrict access to things like that. Clearly, age limits are one thing, in the same way that it is in relation to alcohol and tobacco, but it seems to me there is a limit as to how far you can go.”
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