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British government considers life sentences for acid attacks

London (CNN)The British government is set to launch a review on tougher sentencing for perpetrators of acid attacks after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said those found guilty should "feel the full force of the law."Rudd announced the move in the aftermath of the latest acid attack to hit the streets in London, in which five men were attacked over a 70-minute period on Thursday.A 16-year-old suspect has been charged in connection with the attacks.Writing in The Sunday Times, Rudd said that "life sentences must not be reserved for acid attack survivors."According to a report released by the Metropolitan Police Service in March, acid attacks are on the rise in London. In 2014, there were 166 filed incidents, rising to 261 in 2015, and 454 in 2016 ...