Deliveroo is giving workers helmet cameras after a spate of London acid attacks

After a rise in acid attacks in London, with some against food delivery riders last month, Deliveroo is now providing its workers with helmet-mounted cameras. Since the attacks, over 70 Deliveroo riders have said they do not want to complete a delivery because of safety fears, reports the BBC. The initial trial of helmet cameras will be offered in the Hackney area of East London, a trouble spot, and will allow riders to film evidence in case of future attacks. A new security feature allowing riders to raise concerns about specific addresses — which is shared with the company and local authorities — has also been introduced in the Deliveroo app.

Additionally, Deliveroo promised to hire 50 new employees to focus on rider safety. « The…

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