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Acid Attacks ruin Lives

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Sobering video on the devastating impact of an acid attack on a 47-year-old mother of three in High Wycombe. Joanne Rand died from multiple organ failure after contracting septicaemia. Her family explains the impact of her loss.

Her attacker was sentenced to 17 years in prison. He claimed that the high-strength sulphuric acid had been knocked from his hand by another person, but why was he carrying acid in the first place? Anyone thinking of carrying a weapon should be aware of the impact it can have on his/her own life as well as others.

We also appeal to parents and other influencers to drive home this point.

Joe’s story – how an acid attack changed my life

Joe's story – how an acid attack changed my life

** WARNING – THIS VIDEO CONTAINS PHOTOS THAT SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING **'He just stood there and watched me burn' In July 2017, Joe Davies was scarred for life after acid was thrown over him. The person who threw acid over him was Roger Comer, a friend who Joe saw as a father-figure.On March 20th 2019, Comer, 45, was jailed for nine years for his attack on Joe, who was 23-years-old at the time.Please watch and share Joe's heartbreaking story.

Posted by Thames Valley Police on Friday, 29 March 2019

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