London teen walks out of court a free man despite being found guilty of spraying acid on girls’ face and private partsBy Mason White 8:00 AM November 24, 2017
Victims of an acid attack in the United Kingdom are outraged after a judge allowed the suspect to walk out of court a free man despite being found guilty.
London police have arrested the 16-year-old boy, who was not identified, after throwing acid on two girls during a basketball game at school.
The boy was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm at the Barkingside Youth Court.
The victims and their families were shocked when the judge did not impose a prison sentence.
The judge told the suspect: “I hope I never see you in court again.”
According to the police investigation, the suspect was playing basketball at school when the game was interrupted by two groups fighting over cash they found on the ground.
At some point, the boy pulled out a bottle of acid and threw it at two girls.
One girl was hit in the face while the other got injured on her private parts.
Both girls were taken to the hospital after suffering serious burns.
The judge was shown how the acid left red scars and blisters on the victims.
The girl who was hit in the face also suffered impaired vision.