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Three jailed for east London acid attack

News   •   Dec 18, 2018 17:34 GMT

Left - right - Deo, Badejo and Hajaig

Three people have been jailed for carrying out a violent noxious substance attack in Ilford.

At Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, 17 December, [A] William Deo, 20 (13.03.98) of no fixed abode and [C] Adam Badejo, 20 (27.04.88) of Keppel Road, Dagenham, were both sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for grievous bodily harm (GBH), 12 years for robbery and two years for actual bodily harm (ABH).

[B] Makayla Hajaig, 19 (22.12.98) of Barley Lane, Chadwell Heath, Redbridge, was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for GBH, eight years for robbery and 18 months for ABH.

All sentences will be served concurrently.

The three were found guilty of the offences at the same court on Tuesday, 27 November.

The court heard that the two male victims, both aged 21 at the time of the attack, were lured to an address in Ilford on Wednesday, 13 June.

A substance, believed to be ammonia, was thrown at both men as revenge for a video posted online.

One of the victims also had the noxious liquid forcibly poured down his throat, leaving him with serious internal injuries.

He was placed in an induced coma and remained in hospital for three weeks. He has since made a full recovery.

Police launched an investigation and following a public appeal the suspects were arrested in June.

Sergeant Matt Taylor, from the Met's East Area Command Unit, said: “The three defendants carefully planned and executed a horrific attack and we are pleased to see that their sentences reflect this.

“The victims have recovered from their injuries but both will have to deal with the psychological impact of this attack for the rest of their lives.”