Hull bleach attack ruined model career


Published: Tuesday 24th February 2015 by The News Editor

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A budding model’s career is in ruins following a “revenge” bleach attack by a Hull teenager, a court has heard.

Victoria Smith has given up on her career path, has to wear a wig and suffers from low self-esteem following the August 20 attack, her solicitor Stephen Welch said.

She also tried to kill herself with an overdose last October, he told Hull Crown Court

Rebecca Morris, 18, blamed Miss Smith for getting her thrown out of college. Morris, from Hilary Grove, will be sentenced next Monday (March 2) after pleading guilty to the assault. David Tremberg, the judge, told her to expect a possible spell in custody.

The assault occurred on the junction of Cobden Street and Albert Avenue.

Morris told Miss Smith, 17, that the would-be model’s claims of bullying and harassment were responsible for her exclusion from college.

She hurled bleach in Miss Smith’s face, burning the aspiring model’s eyes. The corrosive fluid also got into her mouth. Miss Smith’s hair went green, she was temporarily blinded and had to shave her hair off.

Mr Welch said the attack aimed to “disfigure” and “burn” Miss Smith.

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Published: Tuesday 24th February 2015 by The News Editor

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