Live updates

Acid attack: Sentencing due shortly

Anthony Riley from Lowestoft Credit: Suffolk police

The sentencing of a Suffolk man who arranged for sulphuric acid to be thrown into the face of his ex-girlfriend is due to be sentenced shortly.

Anthony Riley from Lowestoft was last month found guilty of conspiracy to attack her along with false imprisonment.

Today he is appearing via video link from Chelmsford prison where he's being held.

Adele Bellis, a beautician from Lowestoft was left with 'life-changing injuries' after the attack in August 2014.

ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson is at Ipswich Crown Court.

Acid attack sentencing: Court hears statement from victim Adele Bellis

Adele Bellis from Lowestoft before and after the attack Credit: ITV News Anglia

A beautician from Suffolk severely injured when she had acid thrown in her face has today told a court about the devastating effect it's had on her life.

Adele Bellis's victim statement impact was read out at Ipswich Crown Court. She was attacked while waiting for a bus in her home town of Lowestoft in August last year.

"It changed my life forever, I have no more tears left to cry. I'm not sure I will ever recover mentally. I feel vulnerable and scared most of the time."

– Adele Bellis

Adele lost her right ear and will be permanently scarred following the assault.

Today she monitored the sentencing of those involved in the attack via a video link at the court.

Anthony Riley Credit: Suffolk police

Her former boyfriend - 26-year-old Anthony Riley from Lowestoft - orchestrated the campaign of violence against her because he was jealous of her starting another relationship. He was convicted of conspiracy to attack her and falsely imprison her.

He appeared by a video link from Chelmsford prison where he's being held.

Also being sentenced are 39-year-old Leon Thompson who was convicted of conspiracy to attack her with acid. He'd been recruited by Riley to carry out an earlier knife attack on her.

29-year-old Jason Harrison had admitted carrying out the acid attack.

38-year-old Daniel Marshall from Haverhill had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a corrosive substance.

In her statement, Adele Bellis said she felt depressed and sad, and acknowledged the support she had received from the Katie Piper Foundation, which helps those living with burns and scars.


Man who arranged acid attack to be sentenced

Adele Bellis

A man from Suffolk who arranged to have acid thrown in his ex girlfriend's face is due to be sentenced today

Adele Bellis suffered severe burns and lost her ear and hair after the attack at a Lowestoft bus stop last August. Today four men, including her former partner Anthony Riley , who's been described as "violent, manipulative and jealous" will be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court.

Parents of Noye victim angry he may move to open prison

Stephen Cameron was murdered by Kenneth Noye in a road rage attack in 1996.

The parents of Stephen Cameron who was murdered in 1996 say they're relieved his killer is not to be released but they are angry he may be moved to an open prison.

Kenneth Noye's parole board hearing ruled that he should not be released.

Noye, who was already a serious gangland figure, stabbed Stephen to death with a nine inch blade on an M25 slip road in Kent during a road rage incident in May 1996.

Ken and Toni Cameron, who live near Lowestoft in Suffolk, believe he should remain in Norfolk's Wayland Prison.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson


  1. National

Kenneth Noye: Road-rage killer 'suitable for open prison'

Kenneth Noye Credit: PA Wire

Kenneth Noye is suitable for a move to an open prison, the Parole Board has recommended.

Noye is currently serving a life sentence in prison for stabbing electrician Stephen Cameron, 21, to death in a road rage attack in 1996.

In a statement, The Parole Board said: "We can confirm that a panel of the Board has not directed the release of Kenneth Noye but has recommended to the Ministry of Justice that he is suitable for a move to open conditions.

"It is up to the Ministry of Justice whether or not to accept this recommendation."

Pride of Britain: Lowestoft mum raises £70,000 for good causes after tragic death of her teenage son

ITV News Anglia has been asking viewers to nominate unsung heroes from across the region for the Pride of Britain Fundraiser Award.

Four finalists have been selected from the Anglia East area covering Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Elaine High from Lowestoft in Suffolk is one of the four finalists.

Elaine's son Taylor was 19 years old when he was killed in a car crash four years ago. Since then she's set up a fund in his name and raised more than £70,000 for the local community.

Click below to watch a report on Elaine's story from ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

Films about the four finalists will appear on ITV Anglia between 7-10 September 2015 and be posted on this website.

A judging panel will decide which of the four will represent the ITV News Anglia East area at the Pride of Britain Awards later in the month.

Full report: Suffolk man found guilty of acid attack

A Suffolk man has been found guilty of arranging a devastating attack on his ex-girlfriend which has left her disfigured for life.

23-year-old beautician Adele Bellis had sulphuric acid thrown in her face as she waited at a bus stop in her home town of Lowestoft.

The police described Anthony Riley's actions as barbaric.

Adele said she'll survive the ordeal but that it had caused her unimaginable pain and suffering.

Click below to watch the full report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

Beautician scarred in acid attack says she will survive ordeal

Adele Bellis Credit: Suffolk Police

A beautician left disfigured after an acid attack in Lowestoft planned by her jealous ex-boyfriend has thanked campaigner Katie Piper for her support, adding: "I will survive this ordeal".

Beautician Adele Bellis, 23, lost an ear, was left partially bald and has "life-changing" permanent scarring following the sulphuric acid attack at a bus stop in her home town of Lowestoft on August 14 last year.

Five months before the attack she had been stabbed in the face by a friend of Riley's.

The acid attack was the culmination of a six-month campaign by her former partner of seven years, Anthony Riley, 26, who has been found guilty at Ipswich Crown Court.

In a statement, Miss Bellis welcomed the verdicts, saying she had been subjected to Riley's "violent, manipulative and jealous" behaviour since the age of 16. She thanked her family and friends as well as high profile acid attack survivor Ms Piper for their support.

Katie Piper Credit: PA

I find it difficult to put into words the pain I have suffered, I have very few tears left. The attacks on me have left me both physically and emotionally scarred.

My family and friends have been by my side throughout. I'm very grateful to the Katie Piper Foundation for their continued and close support which has proved invaluable in helping me to rebuild my life.

I will never forget what happened to me and it will always been in my mind but I am determined to live my life and I will survive this ordeal,

– Adele Bellis
Kevin and Colleen Bellis

Her parents, Kevin and Colleen Bellis, attended the hearing. They praised their daughter's strength, saying she still needs weekly treatment at a specialist burns unit at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford.<

She is just so strong, without her we would all have crumbled.

– Kevin Bellis
Load more updates