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Judge David Radford gave Liam Robert Sibbons an extended sentence. It means he will be on licence for two years after his release from custody, because the Judge considers him to be a dangerous individual who poses "significant risk" to the public.
Tara Quigley was in court and wept as details of the attack were read out. In an victim impact statement she said:
A 16-year-old boy who threw acid at a woman on her doorstep in Essex has been sentenced to more than eight years in jail. 28-year-old Tara Quigley suffered horrific burns to her face and body in the attack and has undergone two skin grafts.
The teenager, who can now be named for the first itme as Liam Robert Sibbons sprayed a solution of chromic acid at her after she answered the door to him at her home in Romford in April.
Tara Quigley says she still does not know the motive behind the attack and still suffers "horrible pain". Appearing on ITV1's Daybreak, she said of her attacker:
A teenager is due to be sentenced today throwing acid at a woman on her doorstep in Essex. 26-year-old Tara Quigley suffered horrific injuries to her face and body and still has to have surgery.
A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to a charge of throwing corrosive fluid on a person, with intent to do grievous bodily harm.