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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Teen who attacked woman on doorstep with acid 'had difficult upbringing'

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.

There is no doubt you had a difficult upbringing and have been a vulnerable young person. Already, I have concluded, you have already embarked on criminality and the use of drugs of all kinds before this offence was committed. You were not someone innocent in the ways of the law or the ways of the court.

– Judge David Radford

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