An 18 year-old young woman was jailed yesterday in Edinburgh for pouring acid into the viola case of a classmate who was dating her ex-boyfriend. The attack took place at Knox Academy in Haddington, East Lothian.
The victim, Molly Young, was severely injured when she opened the case, requiring surgery and leaving her permanently disfigured. The viola was destroyed.
The perpetrator, Emily Bowen, had searched the internet for ‘acid attack’. She was sentenced to 21 months’ jail.