A MUSLIM college student, 19, sprayed a heavily pregnant woman and her partner with acid hours after they ‘argued with a group of Somali Muslim men’, a court has heard.
The woman was left with burns to her ‘baby bump’ while her partner was hit in the face by the corrosive spray. Both were hospitalized after the assault with a corrosive substance in Mile End, east London, in the early hours of Tuesday, July 4th.
Mustafa Ahmed, 19, of Stepney, east London, appeared at Thames Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with one count of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and one count of attempted wounding with intent to do GBH.
Before the attack the victims had been involved in an argument with a ‘group of Somali Muslim men’, Thames Magistrates Court heard. Several hours after the row the couple were walking along Burdett Road (below) near Mile End Road when they were approached by a man and sprayed with acid.
It is unknown whether her unborn child was affected by the substance but the court heard it was likely to have caused ‘some impact’. Prosecutor Kavitha Tharson said: ‘A substance was thrown in the complainant’s face that burned him instantly.
‘The girlfriend also had liquid thrown over her that caused her harm. The acid has gone on her tummy, I have no information as to the impact on the pregnancy. I can only assume some impact has been made.’
Ahmed, who currently lives with his parents and is studying at college, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address. His defense counsel Larry Matthews told the court that his client ’emphatically denies’ any involvement in the offenses. Ahmed was remanded in custody.
Acid attacks on women is widespread in the Muslim world. Now, apparently in the UK, too, thanks to mass Muslim migration.
Sources: UK Daily Mail and BNI