VICTIINMVESPTIEGATKES

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Scarred and sight­less, he says the old Daniel has died from me that I’m never go­ing to get back. I will never be the same. I will never for­get the shock, then the pain as the acid burnt through my skin and the help­less­ness of not be­ing able to stop it. Then the re­al­i­sa­tion my life changed for­ever.

“Acid at­tacks scar vic­tims for life, not only on the out­side but deep in­side. Some­thing has to change to stop these evil peo­ple from ac­cess­ing their weapon.

SCAN­DALOUS

“Sul­phuric acid shouldn’t be sold to the pub­lic with­out a li­cence. It’s so easy to buy, it’s scan­dalous. How many lives need to be ru­ined be­fore it’s banned?” New po­lice statis­tics re­veal at­tacks have in­creased by 50 per cent in just 12 months. The of­fi­cial toll since the start of 2015 is 1,375 – but the real fig­ure is likely to be nearer 2,000. Daniel spoke af­ter two teenagers were held over five acid at­tacks car­ried out by moped rid­ers in Lon­don on Thurs­day. Po­lice said one vic­tim had “life-chang­ing” in­juries. Daniel’s own life changed in Jan­uary 2015 when the press set­ter, orig­i­nally from Ro­ma­nia, moved into

NEW LOVE Daniel with his girl­friend Anna

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