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At around 3am on September 23rd 2015, residents of Westbury Park, Bristol, were awoken by the sound of agonizing pleas for help coming from the street. A man, dressed in just his boxer shorts was running blindly down the road, screaming in pain. As members of the public tried to assist him, they thought that he had mud on his face, but when they asked him what happened he told them that someone had thrown acid onto him. When he was asked who did it, he was audibly terrified and answered “my ex”.


Support:


Domestic Abuse Support: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help

COVID Specific Domestic Abuse Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help


Sources:


Articles:


  1. https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/r-v-wallace-sentencing.pdf

  2. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/acid-victim-mark-van-dongen-spelt-name-of-attacker-berlinah-wallace-by-pointing-at-letters-with-tongue-jt0pxbcgt

  3. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/suicide-victim-mark-van-dongen-murdered-by-girlfriend-berlinah-wallace-in-acid-attack-bristol-crown-court-told-577xp76kn

  4. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/life-sentence-for-spurned-lover-berlinah-wallace-who-disfigured-ex-mark-van-dongen-in-acid-attack-gsh66v9s2

  5. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/fashion-student-berlinah-wallace-accused-1505686

  6. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/mark-van-dongen-died-euthanasia-1491941

  7. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/engineer-mark-van-dongen-who-1496215

  8. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/mark-van-dongen-told-police-1500174

  9. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jealous-student-who-poured-acid-over-boyfriend-cleared-of-murder-fjjrgkgnc

  10. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-neurosurgeon-henry-marsh-on-why-assisted-dying-should-be-legalised-d0qm3wrl8

  11. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/acid-victim-mark-van-dongen-spelt-name-of-attacker-berlinah-wallace-by-pointing-at-letters-with-tongue-jt0pxbcgt

  12. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/08/man-died-in-euthanasia-clinic-after-acid-attack-trial-told

  13. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/09/mark-van-dongen-berlinah-wallace-trial-acid-attack-son-speech

  14. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/10/man-told-police-of-blackmail-weeks-before-acid-attack-court-told

  15. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/03/woman-in-acid-trial-says-she-felt-so-sad-over-boyfriends-injuries

  16. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2782806/woman-charged-with-murder-after-ex-dies-15-months-after-uks-first-fatal-acid-attack-which-left-him-paralysed-from-the-neck-down/

  17. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-43975990

  18. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-43862384

  19. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-44003531

  20. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-43988075

  21. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-44159508

  22. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-43838866

  23. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-42166912

  24. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-38570439

  25. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-41914798

  26. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/timeline-how-acid-attack-case-unfolded-36938331.html

  27. https://www.casemine.com/judgement/uk/5b46f2212c94e0775e7f273a

  28. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/updates-father-mark-van-dongen-749686

  29. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/updates-woman-trial-murder-accused-743410

  30. https://news.sky.com/story/live-acid-murder-accused-gives-evidence-11356648

  31. https://news.sky.com/story/berlinah-wallace-found-guilty-of-acid-attack-on-ex-boyfriend-11375729

  32. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5740839/Woman-48-threw-acid-ex-lover-acquitted-murder.html

  33. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/full-father-bristol-acid-attack-1596011

  34. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b0b5scx1

  35. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/listen-harrowing-999-call-after-12553370

  36. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-43949310

  37. https://news.sky.com/story/live-woman-accused-of-acid-murder-gives-evidence-11355605

  38. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/berlinah-wallace-fascinated-acid-visited-1579405



Additional information and audio courtesy of Avon and Somerset Police




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