A few days go I wrote this post on the tragic murder of a young lad in south London near where I work. Just to prove we have our own crop of evil doers just days ago this story appeared.
Daniel Lynch was from Becklow Gardens Shepherd's Bush. He raped then arranged to have acid thrown in the face of a woman he met on the social networking site facebook. He was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years before becoming eligible for parole. I cannot imagine he will not have more years added to his sentence, if he is capable of this already I am pretty sure he'll do something similar while inside.
The guy that actually threw the acid was called Stefan Sylvestre, also from Shepherd's Bush. He received a minimum of 6 years.
The woman they destroyed was from Golders Green up the road in North West London. She has been reduced to living inside a plastic pressure bag because the acid ate away most of her flesh and will face countless operations for the rest of her life. She also can't eat solids any more because the acid got into her throat. That sentence will last far longer than 16 years and there is no chance of parole.
16 years is a long time, and as I say I expect that to be extended. But what the hell is 6 years for Stefan Sylvestre all about? For a man who is prepared to take money in order to fling a cup full of sulphuric acid into the face of a 20 year old girl, he gets what?! In 2015 he'll be released on to the rest of us again. Thanks very much Judge Nicholas Browne QC. You're a moron.