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Man Charged Over "Acid Attacks" At Sydney Shopping Centre

NSW Police have confirmed that a man has been charged over 16 "acid attacks" on vehicles parked at Macquarie University and shopping centre.

The 53-year-old was arrested on Friday evening on suspicion of malicious damage offences carried out between February and June of this year.

It's alleged that he used an acid-like substance on more than a dozen parked cars over the course of four months in what victims feared was a racially motivated attack.

Investigators released pictures of some of the damage on the NSW Police Force Facebook page earlier today when news of the arrest was made public.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the vandalism first came to light in March on a Chinese language forum, before more victims came forward on a specially set-up group WeChat.

The alleged attacker, who is a bus driver, has been released on bail to appear in court later this month.

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