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Robert Dyas to stop selling drain cleaner used in acid attacks

Published: 31 August 2018 - Kiran Grewal

It has been reported by The Daily Mirror that homeware giant, Robert Dyas, is set to remove a drain cleaner product from its store, following a number of acid attacks using the item.

The Daily Mirror, said: "The removal of Homecare Essentials Caustic Soda from its online range is another victory in our campaign to curb sales of caustic liquids that can be used as horrific weapons."

The chain was alerted to the dangers via the publication, and have since made the decision to remove the drain cleaner as it was used in attacks in East London schools. A 500ml bottle was available at the retailer without checks for £2.99. 

 



Robert Dyas told The Mirror: “The product has been removed from our site.”

In October last year, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced at the Conservative Party Conference that it will be an offence to sell corrosive substances to anyone under the age of 18 and announces crackdown on online knife sales. It was prompted by an increasing number of reported acid attacks, with more than 400 assaults using corrosive substances recorded in the six months to April last year.  

Source: The Daily Mirror

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