Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Boy faces court over acid attack

Acid attack victim Tara suffered injuries to her face and upper body (Metropolitan Police/PA)

A teenager is due to appear in court charged with throwing acid at a woman on her doorstep.

The 28-year-old victim - who is called Tara but has asked for her surname not to be used - received horrific injuries to her face and upper body after acid was sprayed at her in Romford, Essex, on April 30. Her pet dog - a long-haired chihuahua - also required treatment.

Scotland Yard said the 15-year-old boy was in custody and would appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court accused of throwing corrosive fluid on a person with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

The teenager was arrested on Friday night.

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