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Ex-boyfriend sentenced for life for acid attack on woman

A man from Suffolk who arranged to have acid thrown in his ex-girlfriend's face has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 13 years in prison.

Anthony Riley, 29, orchestrated a campaign of violence against Adele Bellis, 23, who lost her ear and hair when attacked with sulphuric acid at a bus stop in Lowestoft.

Speaking outside court, Miss Bellis called for acid attackers to receive automatic life sentences.

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Acid is becoming 'weapon of choice', says expert

Jaf Shah, from Acid Survivors Trust International, told ITV News that acid was becoming the "weapon of choice" for many.

He said it was easily accessible and available to buy for "as little as £7 or £8".

Mr Shah told Alastair Stewart that he was "not convinced" there was a police strategy for combating the crime.

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