Derryck John was just 16 when he hurled corrosive liquid at six drivers across North and East London, in just over an hour on the 13th July 2017- today he is now being called “despicable and cowardly” by the judge for his dangerous spree.
John, who is now 17, admitted six counts of throwing a corrosive liquid with intent to “disable, burn, maim, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm”, two counts of robbery and four counts of attempted robbery. He has been jailed for ten and half years.
Judge Noel Lucas QC told him: “You and your accomplice chose to attack members of the public who were going about their lawful business.”
He stole two mopeds and attempted to steal a further four after using an Evian bottle to spray riders in the face during a terrifying acid rampage.