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Woman jailed for acid attack in Wembley

A woman has been jailed following an acid attack which left the victim with life-changing injuries.

Esther Afrifa, 28, from Brent, was convicted of two counts of section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent and was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday, 11 November to 14 years’ imprisonment with a three-year licence period extension.

The court heard police were called at 08:40hrs on Sunday, 22 December 2019, after a 27-year-old man was found outside Wembley Central Station having been attacked with a suspected corrosive substance.

He had run out screaming into the street for help having been attacked by Afrifa in his home address.

The victim, who was known to Afrifa, was taken to hospital with serious facial injuries.

He suffered life-changing injuries, including permanent damage to his eyes, head, face and upper body.

Afrifa was arrested after being found nearby loitering in an alleyway.

She was taken into custody and later charged.

Detective Constable Tom Dawood, the investigating officer, said: “The victim suffered horrific and extensive injuries at the hands of Afrifa and has endured months of surgeries and hospital visits since the attack.

“I would like to commend colleagues from London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade who attended the scene quickly and provided vital first aid that has undoubtedly reduced the severity of his injuries.

“I am pleased that Afrifa has been brought to justice for her horrific crime and will now serve a significant custodial sentence.”

Source: Met Police