Hull party bleach attacker sentenced

Published: Tuesday 3rd March 2015 by The News Editor

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A teenager has been sentenced to 27 months in a young offenders institution after throwing bleach into the face of a young model at a Hull house party.

Hull Crown Court heard 18-year-old Rebecca Morris lured Victoria Smith, 17, to the party before throwing the harmful liquid into her eyes, mouth and hair.

The horrific attack left Ms Smith temporarily blinded and left with the possibility of permanent damage to her eyesight, the court heard.

She now has to wear a wig because of the effect the bleach had on hair, while the assault also exacerbated her mental health problems. Two months after the attack Ms Smith tried to take her own life, the court was told.

Sentencing Morris, Judge David Tremberg said her actions had been premeditated and unprovoked, adding that the “spiteful and vengeful” attack had caused grave emotional harm to Ms Smith.

The judge said the attack had transformed Ms Smith from someone who had previously been able to cope with her pre-existing problems into somebody who was not able to do so.

Following the court case Detective Sergeant Chris Coupland, of Humberside Police, said Ms Smith had endured prolonged bullying by Morris.

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Published: Tuesday 3rd March 2015 by The News Editor

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