Medical student admits causing life-changing injuries in acid attack

Milad Rouf (right) attending Lewes Crown Court on Monday

A medical student has admitted causing life-changing injuries when he threw acid over a woman as she answered a knock at her front door in Brighton.

Milad Rouf, 25, from Cardiff, threw sulphuric acid over the victim in Steine Gardens on the afternoon of May 20. The acid scorched the paintwork on the front door.

The victim was attacked after answering the front door Credit: ITV News Meridian

The woman was taken from her home to the Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment.

The victim suffered severe injuries to her face and chest.

Part of Steine Gardens was cordoned off following the incident on May 20th Credit: ITV News Meridian

Rouf admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent and using sulphuric acid with intent to burn, maim, disfigure or disable.

Her Honour Judge Christine Laing QC said: "I want a report to assist the court as to the appropriate type of sentence given the very serious nature of the offence."

Rouf will be sentenced in October.