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Acid attacker sentenced to life

David Phillips has been jailed for life Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A man has been sentenced to life at Truro Crown Court after admitting carrying out an acid attack on a man in a case of mistaken identity.

David Phillips travelled 300 miles to Truro where he went to the front door of Andrea Christopheros’ home on 9 December 2015. As the door opened, he threw a beaker filled with sulphuric acid at him. Truro Crown Court heard it was a revenge attack - which got the wrong target.

Andrea Christopheros was left with life-changing injuries Credit: LinkedIn

Property developer and father-of-one Andreas Christopheros, suffered serious burns, lost the sight in one eye and is partially sighted in the other.

David Phillips had admitted unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He was sentenced to life to serve a minimum of seven years and 67 days.


Acid attack sentencing in Truro

Mr Christopheros was attacked at his home on Carrine Road in Truro Credit: ITV News

A man is due to be sentenced at Truro Crown Court today for carrying out an acid attack on a man in a case of mistaken identity.

Property developer Andreas Christopheros, suffered serious burns and lost the sight in one eye when David Phillips threw sulphuric acid in his face in Truro last year.

Phillips, who's 49, attacked Mr. Christopheros on his own doorstep after travelling from his own home in East Sussex.

Singer admits exaggerating disability in benefits fraud

An entertainer, who claimed more than £32,000 in disability benefits, has been warned he faces jail after admitting fraud.

Jerry Foale, from Plymouth, has performed as a singer and entertainer all across Europe, but admitted exaggerating his disability to claim benefits for six years.

Foale from Plymouth failed to declare he was working as an entertainer when he claimed disability living allowance and incapacity benefit between 2008 and 2014.

"Only a small minority of benefit claimants are dishonest, but cases like this show how we are rooting out the unscrupulous minority who are cheating the system and diverting taxpayers' money from those who really need it."

– The Department for Work and Pensions
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