A gang who laughed as they doused a woman in acid while she walked her six-year-old twins home from school have been jailed for a total of 44 years.
The attackers were heard laughing as the noxious liquid was sprayed at the screaming mother in front of her two boys outside Upton Cross Primary School in Upton Park, east London.
‘He threw it over me and after a few seconds it started burning. I was crying: “Please help me! Please help me!”‘
It is thought Yannick Ntesa, 25, sprayed the acid and made his getaway in a red BMW with Abdul Motin, 28, and 31-year-old Ahad Miah.
The 44-year-old mother, from Plaistow, fled to a neighbour’s home where water was poured over her burning clothes after the March 24, 2011 attack.
Following a six week trial at Blackfriars Crown Court a jury convicted Ntesa, Motno and Miah of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm and throwing a corrosive fluid on another with intent.
Motin, from Stepney, east London, was jailed for 16 years.
Ntesa, from Paddington, and Miah, of no fixed address, were both jailed for 14 years.
Editor’s Note: This incident is a prime example of the need for the ability to defend against even an “unarmed” attacker. –Don Zaidle, editor-in-chief