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John Tomlin: Man jailed for 16 years for acid attack on two cousins in east London

Acid attacks becoming 'all too common an occurrence' in London, judge tells court

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Jameel Muhktar, 37, in hospital following an acid attack on 21 June

A man who doused a student and her cousin with acid in a “vicious” attack has been jailed for 16 years.

Resham Khan had been celebrating her 21st birthday with Jameel Mukhtar when they were targeted in Beckton, East London, on 21 June last year.

Police said John Tomlin approached the vehicle and squirted acid at the pair through a passenger window after starting an argument with Mr Mukhtar on the pavement.

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The Independent

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