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Man arrested over acid attack on model and her cousin

John Tomlin handed himself in at a police station on Sunday.

A man has been arrested in connection with an acid attack on an aspiring model and her cousin.

John Tomlin was held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent over the alleged attack in Beckton, east London, on June 21.

The 24-year-old handed himself in at a police station on Sunday and is being held in custody, Scotland Yard said.

Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar, 37, were attacked by a man throwing acid through their car window on Ms Khan’s 21st birthday.

Both suffered life-changing injuries in the attack that took place at 9.13am on Tollgate Road.

In the days afterwards Ms Khan said: “I’m devastated. I keep wondering if my life will ever be the same.”

Mr Mukhtar has said he feels “emotionally wrecked” and “in continuous pain”.

Scotland Yard said enquiries into the incident were continuing.

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