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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.