a corrosive liquid was brought out of the vehicle and poured
Sahme Mohammed, aged 28, of East Ham, London, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a horrific acid attack.
He and two other men had been responsible for throwing a noxious substance at the victim after hitting him with a brick.
Snaresbrook Crown Court heard that police were called at 4:00 pm on February 12, 2018, to reports of a man having been attacked with acid on Burges Road, East Ham.
Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.
When they arrived, they found the victim suffering from burn injuries to his face, arms and torso. Members of the public had run to help him and were dousing him with water.
Initial enquiries established that three males had arrived at Burges Road in a silver coloured Lexus.
The victim was hit with a brick before a corrosive liquid was brought out of the vehicle and poured onto his face, causing catastrophic injuries.
Following the attack, medics treated the victim and described his injuries as a “devastating chemical injury”.
Various procedures were conducted and this included skin grafts and the reconstruction of his eyelid. CCTV footage and forensic evidence led to the three men being identified.
All three were arrested and subsequently charged.
Mohammed was arrested on February 16, 2018, while Muhammed Al-Ali was arrested on February 26.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on February 16 on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. He was also charged with throwing a noxious substance with intent to maim, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) and GBH with intent.
However, he died on June 29, 2019, before the trial.
Al-Ali was sentenced on October 25, 2019, after he was found guilty of throwing a noxious substance with intent to maim, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm and grievous bodily harm with intent.
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, where he would serve a minimum of 15 years and five years on license.
Mohammed was found guilty of throwing a noxious substance with intent to maim, disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm and grievous bodily harm with intent.
Detective Constable Faye Cook said:
“This was a horrific incident which left the victim with serious injuries.”
“This sentencing is the culmination of a lengthy process which has been very trying for him.”
On August 13, 2020, Mohammed was sentenced to 20 years in prison, to serve a minimum of 15 years with five years on license.