It's exactly five years since Adele Bellis from Lowestoft in Suffolk lost an ear and was left scarred for life in an horrendous acid attack ordered by her ex-boyfriend. The man who threw the acid is now free after serving just two years behind bars. But Adele still spends much of her time in hospital. Natalie Gray reports.
It's 5 years to the day since Adele Bellis had acid thrown over her while waiting for a bus in Lowestoft in Suffolk. Yet this smiley young woman is so grateful to be alive. Even though every five weeks she has to go to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford for painful laser surgery.
Jason Harrison who threw the acid at Adele is already free although his evidence helped convict her ex Anthony Riley who got life.
Adele continues to work as a beautician. She is also an author and an inspirational speaker.
And her advice to anyone in a relationship that does not feel right, get out quick.
There is more information on the Pandora Project here
Another useful local domestic abuse charity Leeway can be reached here