Derryck John was sentenced to 10 1/2 years for targeting six moped riders
John, who appeared at Wood Green Crown Court via video link, carried out “grave crimes”, according to Judge Noel Lucas QC.
Judge Lucas said: “Your actions on the evening of 13 July 2017 were despicable and cowardly.
Your actions were despicable and cowardly
“These were grave crimes. You attacked members of the public with what appears to have been an acid at the strongest end of the scale of acids.
“You have not revealed the name of your accomplice or the precise nature of the corrosive fluid used or where you and your accomplice obtained it.”
The judge also commented on the prevalence of acids attacks.
“This is the second major corrosive fluid case I have had to deal with in the past three months,” he said.
The judge added: “It is clear to me that the carrying and use of corrosive liquids is rapidly becoming a serious and growing problem in London and in particular, in this part of London.
“So too are crimes committed using scooters.”
In his sentencing remarks, the judge said John’s actions were “despicable”.