A jilted medical student who disguised himself in a fat suit and black face before throwing acid over his ex-girlfriend in a meticulously prepared jealous rage was today jailed for 15 years.
Dr Rym Alaoui suffered life changing injuries when a former colleague and boyfriend threw acid in her face in a horrific, premeditated and planned attack on her doorstep in Brighton.
Milad Rouf, 25, disguised himself as a large, black woman before throwing sulphuric acid over his ex-girlfriend when she answered her door in May.
Dr Alaoui suffered life changing injuries to her face, neck and chest. Lewes Crown Court heard she is unable to close her eyes or move her neck and has lost the sight in her right eye.
Rouf, from Cardiff, armed himself with an acid attack kit before travelling to his family in Eltham in South East London and on to Brighton where he lay in wait for his victim.
Following a search of Rouf’s flat after the attack, police officers found a ‘shopping list’ detailing his disguise.
Her Honour Judge Christine Laing QC told Rouf she had no doubt he was a danger to women before sending him to prison on an extended sentence of 15 years.
They both studied medicine together at Cardiff University and Rouf planned his attack after Dr Alaoui ended their short relationship and moved to Brighton in April.
Joe Pullen from the Crown Prosecution Service said: ‘This was a shocking and pre-mediated attack – motivated by jealousy and failure to accept the end of their relationship – which has left a young woman with life-changing injuries.
‘My thoughts today are with this brave woman, whose strength and resilience throughout the investigation and prosecution is inspiring. I hope she can find some comfort from today’s sentence.
‘I additionally wish to thank Sussex Police for their outstanding work in uncovering Rouf’s elaborate disguise.
‘I am pleased we were able to build a strong and swift case against him, using extensive physical and CCTV evidence, which saw him pleading guilty to the most appropriate charge of applying a corrosive fluid with intent.
‘This violence has no place in our society. The CPS is committed to protecting victims from domestic abuse through our close working with the police to build the strongest possible cases and charges appropriate to the crime.’