Canning Town man admits Beckton acid attack

Resham Khan in the days after the acid attack PICTURE: Resham Khan/GoFundMe

Resham Khan in the days after the acid attack PICTURE: Resham Khan/GoFundMe - Credit: 59f/K5nuthA6VyfF10eBv2fafc8TjxQD

A man has admitted seriously injuring an aspiring model and her cousin after acid was thrown at them through a car window.

John Tomlin, of Colman Road, Canning Town, pleaded guilty to two inflicting grievous bodily harm (GBH) on Resham Khan and Jameel Mukhtar when he appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court this morning.

But the 25-year-old pleaded not guilty to two charges of causing GBH with intent, for which he is due to go on trial on November 27.

Both victims suffered scars on their faces and bodies after the assault on June 21 - Ms Khan’s 21st birthday - in Tollgate Road, Beckton.