18-year-old Donell Wilkins, from Robin Hood Way, SW15, has been jailed for six years at Kingston Crown Court this Tuesday (31 July) for an 'acid attack' on another teenager.
He was found guilty of throwing a corrosive substance with intent to burn, maim, disfigure, disable or commit GBH contrary to Section 29 of the Offences against the Person Act.
Wilkins was one of a group of teenagers on Fife Road, Kingston on the evening of 21 July 2017, who became involved in a dispute with two other males. Without warning, Wilkins sprayed the corrosive substance at one of the males, before walking away from the scene.
The 17-year-old male victim, went to hospital, where he was treated for burns to his face and eye before being discharged. The exact type of corrosive substance was not identified.
Officers recognised Wilkins from CCTV footage of the incident, which led to his arrest.
He was charged on 7 October and bailed to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on 8 November 2017.
The trial started at Kingston Crown Court on Monday, 18 June and Wilkins was found guilty on Friday, 22 June.