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Dancer jailed for acid attack

A Bolshoi ballet dancer has been jailed for six years by a Russian court over an acid attack on the group's artistic director.

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Bolshoi Ballet attacker faces up to nine years in jail

Disgraced Pavel Dmitrichenko faces a lengthy jail sentence after being found guilty today in an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet last January.

Following a month-long trial, Judge Yelena Maximova said the 29-year-old and two co-defendants had intentionally caused grievous bodily harm to the victim, Sergei Filin.

State prosecutors have asked for a nine-year prison sentence for Dmitrichenko.

Sentencing is expected later today

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