Acid attack teenager is jailed

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.

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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

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