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Acid attack victim: My life has been blown apart

Tara Quigley was in court and wept as details of the attack were read out. In an victim impact statement she said:

The attack has left me feeling as though my life has been blown apart.

I have been left both physically and emotional scarred, and am in constant pain and discomfort owing to burns on my face, chest and arms.

I have lost confidence in my physical appearance and feel that people will stare at me when they see the scars.

I will have to live with this attack and the scars it has left me with for the rest of my life and nothing I can say or do will change that.

I truly hope that the man responsible knows just what he has done and the grief and anguish he has caused to me and my entire family.

– Tara Quigley

'Horrific acid attack', involving a degree of brutality

This was an horrific attack, involving a degree of brutality and callousness rarely encountered. Almost, one might say, beyond comprehension.

Miss Quigley opened the front door and saw the same man. He was holding onto a white bottle with both hands.

He then pointed the bottle at Miss Quigley and squeezed. Miss Quigley felt liquid come into contact with her skin, followed almost immediately by a burning sensation.

The man remained where he was, Miss Quigley shut the door and began to scream. She ran to the kitchen, turned the tap on and started putting water on her face.

– Martin Whitehouse, Prosecutor

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Teenager sentenced for Essex doorstep acid attack

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.

Tara Quigley Credit: Met POlice

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.

Essex acid attack victim still 'no idea of motive'

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:

Some days I hate him, but the majority of the time I feel quite sorry for him, because I feel he is a child who is not capable of making an adult decision, even though he thought he did, he can't.

I was at home with my family. A young man knocked at my front door, asked me if my name was Michelle, to which I told him my name was Tara, so he left, quite abruptly. He came back about five minutes later and knocked again - as soon as I opened my front door, he just threw the acid at me.

Teenager who threw acid at women to be sentenced

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.

Tara Quigley speaking to ITV's Daybreak last month
Tara Quigley speaking to ITV's Daybreak last month Credit: ITV/Daybreak

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.

Teenage acid attacker to be sentenced

A teenager who admitted throwing acid at a woman on her doorstep is due to be sentenced later today.

Mum-of-two Tara Quigley was badly scarred when acid was thrown in her face after she answered her front door in Romford, North East London, on April 30.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has pleaded guilty to a charge of throwing corrosive fluid on a person with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

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