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Man jailed following vicious Tiverton attack

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Victim had amonia thrown in his face

A man has been jailed today at Exeter Crown Court [Friday 12 October] following a vicious attack in Tiverton, where the victim was sprayed in the face with ammonia.

Peter Milne, aged 39 from Tiverton was jailed for nine years and four months for the attack that took place on Phoenix Lane in Tiverton on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Investigating Officer DC Annette Goodland, said: “We welcome the jailing of Peter Milne who was responsible for the cowardly attack on Dominic Alford, aged 30, in Tiverton in September.  

“This type of incident, although rare, is the continuation of a worrying national trend and I take pride that the investigation has been managed to a successful conclusion, ensuring the suspect was quickly identified, arrested and convicted for his dangerous actions. 

“This has been a tenacious and tireless investigation in gathering evidence to bring the offender to justice. 

“The victim has been left with irreversible damage to his eyesight.  I praise him and his family for the way in which they have coped in beginning to come to terms with the life changing effects.

“His long fight to recover some of his life continues and I can only hope that the sentence received today goes some way to helping him recover from this attack.”


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