Young doctor has ‘life-changing’ injuries after med student hurls acid at her
A medical student has admitted to dousing a doctor in acid in a sickening attack on her own doorstep
Milad Rouf, 25, today pleaded guilty to a single charge of "maliciously throwing" sulphuric acid with the intent to burn, maim, disable or disfigure her.
Sussex Police were called to the junior doctor's home in Steine Gardens, Brighton following a report of a man throwing a chemical substance at her as she stood in the doorway at around 4.20pm.
Dr Alaoui was taken to her workplace of Royal Sussex Hospital, where she was treated for injuries to her face and chest, WalesOnline reports.
Rouf, of Newport Road, Roath, pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court on Monday, to applying a corrosive fluid with intent to "burn, maim, disfigure" and cause grievous bodily harm.
Judge Christine Laing QC said she was mindful of the “extreme nature of this offence”.
Accounts of the horrifying incident as heard by Dr Alaoui's neighbours, claim she opened her front door when splashed with the dangerous liquid.
According to The Sun, one local said: "I think the whole street heard it [the scream].
"I came running down because I couldn't see anything from the window because it sounded like a scream that you never want to hear.
"A serious scream. I knew it was a young lady.
"I couldn't work out where the noise had come from, I came back in and then the next minute there was a load of police and ambulance outside.
"She had a blanket over her."
Former Cardiff University student Dr Alaoui describes herself on the DocBot website as enjoying "martial arts and drinking coffee".
Defence barrister Harry McDonald said his client had undergone a psychiatric assessment but asked the court for more time before the defendant was sentenced and for a pre-sentence report to be written.
The Recorder of Brighton and Hove, Judge Christine Laing QC, remanded Rouf in custody to appear for sentencing on October 7.
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