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Man to face trial over acid attack on aspiring model and cousin

Man to face trial over acid attack on aspiring model and cousin

A man has appeared in court accused of throwing acid at an aspiring model and her cousin through their car window.

Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar were left with life-changing injuries after the attack on Ms Khan's 21st birthday in Beckton, east London.

John Tomlin appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court via video-link from Pentonville Prison on Tuesday, charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent.

The 25-year-old, of Colman Road, Canning Town, east London, spoke only to confirm his name.

A provisional trial date has been set for November 27.

He was ordered to appear again at Snaresbrook Crown Court on September 19.

Both victims suffered horrific face and neck injuries in the attack which took place in Tollgate Road at 9.13am on Wednesday June 21.

In the days afterwards, Ms Khan said: "I'm devastated. I keep wondering if my life will ever be the same."

Mr Muhktar said he feels "emotionally wrecked" and "in continuous pain".