Man charged over horrific double acid attack on Muslim model and cousin in east London

John Tomlin, 24, will face two counts of causing grievous bodily harm after cousins Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar suffer 'life-changing' injuries following assault in Beckton on 21 June

Ryan Hooper
Tuesday 11 July 2017 08:50
John Tomlin
John Tomlin

A man has been charged following an acid attack on an aspiring model and her cousin that left them with life-changing injuries.

John Tomlin, 24, will appear before Thames Magistrates' Court on Tuesday to face two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, Scotland Yard said.

Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar, 37, were attacked by a suspect, who threw acid through their car window on Ms Khan's 21st birthday, in Beckton, east London, on 21 June.

Tomlin, of Colman Road, Canning Town, east London, handed himself in to police on Sunday.

Both victims suffered horrific face and neck injuries in the attack that took place at 9.13am on Tollgate Road.

In the days afterwards, Ms Khan said: “I'm devastated. I keep wondering if my life will ever be the same.”

Mr Mukhtar said he feels “emotionally wrecked” and “in continuous pain”.

Scotland Yard said inquiries into the incident were continuing.

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