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Man scarred for life in random acid attack relives horror

A man left scarred for life in a random acid attack has relived the horror after being left in a plastic mask by the ‘torture in a bottle’.

Musa Miah, 24, suffered deep tissue damage and scarring down the left side of his face following the assault in Tower Hamlets, east London, last year.

He has now undergone two skin grafts and has to wear a transparent compression mask every day to protect his face.

On the day of the attack he was visiting a group of friends when some ‘boys’ smashed into one of their cars and threw acid at them.

Following the horrific attack Mr Miah told CNN: ‘It feels like your face is just melting. Sometimes I’ll get nightmares. Even till now, I get nightmares about it.

Musa Miah, 24, suffered deep tissue damage and scarring down the left side of his face following the assault in Tower Hamlets, east London, last year

Musa Miah, 24, suffered deep tissue damage and scarring down the left side of his face following the assault in Tower Hamlets, east London, last year

He has now undergone two skin grafts and has to wear a transparent compression mask every day to protect his face.

He has now undergone two skin grafts and has to wear a transparent compression mask every day to protect his face.

‘I didn’t really want to see anyone, didn’t want to get out of my room. Before, I was more outgoing, talking to my mates. I just pushed everyone away. It was really hard, and depressing.

‘It was hard because I used to get people staring at me, looking at me, giving me looks. It’s like they’re looking at a monster or something.’

Following the attack, a 16-year-old boy and another man, 20, were both charged with throwing corrosive fluid with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

They were also charged with grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

The assault on Mr Miah comes amid a spate of similar incidents in east London – with six people injured last week in Stratford.

During that attack, a gang of men sprayed a noxious liquid into crowds outside the centre and at a next-door tube station causing widespread panic.

The assault on Mr Miah comes amid a spate of similar incidents in east London - with six people injured last week in Stratford, pictured 

The assault on Mr Miah comes amid a spate of similar incidents in east London – with six people injured last week in Stratford, pictured 

Dramatic video and images shared on social media show police treating victims behind a cordon at Stratford station where a white substance can be seen on the floor.

Witnesses described the panic in the moments after the mass attack as injured people hurried to wash their faces and limbs with water.

One man who was splashed in the face with acid could be heard screaming: ‘I can’t see, I can’t see’.

Police have ruled out terrorism and arrested one man on suspicion of GBH. Witnesses claimed the substance was thrown by ‘young black teenage males’ after an argument broke out.

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