Woman jailed for 14 years over horrific acid attack which left victim disfigured for life

Esther Afrifa’s victim ran out onto the street screaming after the acid attack for which he had months of treatment for his injuries

Esther Afrifa was jailed over an acid attack.Esther Afrifa was jailed over an acid attack.
Esther Afrifa was jailed over an acid attack.

A woman has been jailed for a horrific acid attack on a man which left him disfigured for life and needing months of surgery.

Esther Afrifa, 28, was at her victim’s house when she threw acid in his face, inflicting life-changing injuries to his eyes, head, face and upper body.

The 27-year-old man ran out into the street screaming before police found him outside Wembley Central Station, London, suffering from serious acid wounds around 9.00am on 22 December, 2019.

He was rushed to hospital after receiving vital treatment to help reduce the severity of his injuries by paramedics and firefighters at the scene.

Afrifa was found loitering in an alleyway nearby shortly after the attack and taken into custody before being charged.

Victim needed months of treatment afterwards

Her victim, who suffered life-changing injuries in the attack, has had to undergo months of surgeries and treatment.

Afrifa of High Road, Brent, was convicted of two counts of section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent for her “horrific crime”.

She was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment with a three-year licence period extension when she appeared at Harrow Crown Court.

Detective Constable Tom Dawood said: “The victim suffered horrific and extensive injuries at the hands of Afrifa and has endured months of surgeries and hospital visits since the attack.

“I would like to commend colleagues from London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade who attended the scene quickly and provided vital first aid that has undoubtedly reduced the severity of his injuries.

“I am pleased that Afrifa has been brought to justice for her horrific crime and will now serve a significant custodial sentence.”

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