Canning Town man will be sentenced today for acid attack on two cousins in Beckton

John Tomlin will be sentenced today. Pic: Met Police

John Tomlin will be sentenced today. Pic: Met Police - Credit: Archant

A Canning Town man who intentionally threw acid in the faces of two cousins as they sat in a car in Beckton will be sentenced today.

Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar before the attack. Picture: Resham Khan/GoFundMe

Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar before the attack. Picture: Resham Khan/GoFundMe - Credit: 59f/K5nuthA6VyfF10eBv2fafc8TjxQD

John Tomlin, 25, of Colman Road, admitted charges of inflicting grievous bodily harm (GBH) on aspiring model Resham Khan and her cousin Jameel Mukhtar.

He also admitted two lesser charges of inflicting GBH

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

Tomlin had argued with 37-year-old Jameel before he threw the corrosive substance through the open passenger window, hitting them both.

Resham Khan suffered severe burns. Picture: Resham Khan/GoFundMe

Resham Khan suffered severe burns. Picture: Resham Khan/GoFundMe - Credit: 59f/K5nuthA6VyfF10eBv2fafc8TjxQD


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Tomlin will be sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

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