Cardiff University student charged with acid attack in Brighton

The victim has suffered potential life-changing injuries

TW: Assault, Violence

A Cardiff University medical student has been charged with an acid attack in Brighton which left a girl with serious injuries.

Sussex Police have said the victim suffered potential life-changing injuries.

The fifth year student was due in court May 31st, with the Sussex Police force saying: “A man arrested by police investigating an assault where a noxious substance was thrown over a woman in Brighton has now been charged.”

“Milad Rouf, 25, a medical student, of Newport Road, Roath, Cardiff, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and administering poison with intent to endanger life.”

They further said: “The woman in her twenties, was taken to hospital where she remains with potentially life-changing injuries.”

Sussex Police have asked people with information to come forward, adding: “Anyone who has information which could help our investigation into the assault should report online or ring 101 quoting Operation Overstone.”

A Cardiff University spokesperson said: “We are aware a Cardiff University student has been charged in relation to a serious offence. The student has been suspended with immediate effect from their programme of study pending the legal outcome. It would be inappropriate to comment further on an individual and on-going case, however the University has robust student behaviour and fitness to practice procedures for appropriate action to be taken.”

They further stated: “Whilst our immediate thoughts are with the victim and their family we appreciate this may also cause concern amongst some of our students. We have already reached out to our medical students and we would urge any student impacted by this incident to contact our student support services and access the advice and support that’s available.”

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