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A scorned lover disguised himself in a 'fat suit' to throw acid in his ex-girlfriend's face in a horrific attack.
Milad Rouf also used the disguise to appear as a black woman to throw the damaging liquid over his ex, Dr Rym Aloui, and she has been left scarred for life.
The dangerous medical student, 25, has been jailed for a total of 11 years after he threw the acid over her face, neck, and chest, police said.
Dr Rym Alaoui opened her front door in Brighton to Rouf wearing a heavily padded "fat suit", sunglasses and a visor not knowing what was to happen next.
He handed her a note that appeared to threaten her former flatmate and as she bent down to read it he threw sulphuric acid over her and ran from the scene.
Following a search of Rouf's flat in Cardiff officers found a thorough 'shopping list' detailing his disguise for the attack on May 20.
The attack was carried out weeks after the woman ended their short relationship and moved to Brighton from Cardiff in April.
Witnesses described the suspect as a black woman wearing a black jacket and a clear Covid visor, Sussex Police said.
Officers searched Rouf's home and found a hand-written list in his bedside drawer titled "costume 1" and listed a string of items – the majority of which matched equipment and clothing worn by the suspect at the time of the attack.
He was tracked down by police through CCTV of him moving across the seaside city.
At Lewes Crown Court today (Thurs) Rouf was jailed for 11 years. Four years were added on an extended licence due to him being a violent offender.
In a statement read to the court, victim Dr Alaoui harrowingly described how she can still not see out of her right eye and is unable to move her neck or close her eyelids properly.
She said: "Since the day I was subject to this horrific attack, my life has changed tremendously whereby I live in constant physical and psychological pain, fear of my future wellbeing, and socioeconomic hardship.
"I have suffered substantial physical injuries as a result of this attack. The impacts include severe damage to my right eye – which I am still unable to see out of – damage to my eyelids and the skin of my face, neck, chest and arm. I am unable to fully move my neck or close my eyelids."
When he was quizzed by detectives, Rouf gave a prepared statement following his arrest, in which he wrote: “I totally deny any involvement in this horrific offence.”
But he later admitted one charge of causing a dangerous, noxious thing to be received with intent to burn, maim, disfigure or disable, to do grievous bodily harm when he appeared for a plea hearing at Lewes Crown Court in August.
After the hearing, Investigating officer Rose Horan of Sussex Police, said: “This was a premeditated, malicious and harrowing incident and I’d like to thank the victim for showing such incredible bravery and dignity throughout.
"She has been inspirational, and we continue to support her during this difficult time."
“The evidence we were able to uncover in this case showed that Rouf spent considerable time planning this calculated attack."
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