This is the moment a teenage moped mugger unmasked himself during a two-hour acid attack spree which has left him facing more than 12 years in jail.
Derryck John, who was caught on CCTV at a petrol station in Hackney, East London, was just 16 when he threw acid at riders to steal their motorcycles and scooters.
The attacks against six drivers across North and East London happened in just over an hour on July 13, causing one of his victims ‘life-changing’ injuries.
Moped mugger Derryck John was caught on CCTV at a petrol station in Hackney, East London
John (pictured left and right) is yet to be sentenced over the spate of moped acid attacks
John, now 17, of Croydon, South London, 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.
Judge Noel Lucas QC adjourned sentence but said: ‘The starting point for one of these offences is 12 years, but when I am dealing with six offences involving acid coupled with robberies it has to be more.’
John’s mother and brother held their heads in their hands as they sat in the public gallery.
Father-of-one Jabed Hussain, 32, was the first person to be targeted at the Hackney Road junction with Queensbridge Road at about 10.30pm.
Social media footage from the scene of one of the attacks shows people trying to help one victim by dousing him with water