A MEDICAL student who threw acid over his ex-girlfriend in a pre-planned attack has been jailed for 11 years.

Milad Rouf, 25, disguised himself as a woman before throwing sulphuric acid over his former partner when she answered her door. 

He was sentenced to 11 years in custody with an extended sentence of another four years.

Dr Rym Alaoui suffered life-changing injuries when her former colleague and love threw acid in her face in a horrific and premeditated attack in Brighton.

Lewes Crown Court heard how she has been left unable to move her neck or close her eyes and her sight has been impacted.

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Her Honour Judge Christine Laing QC said the attack was beyond understanding and that Rouf knew better than most the damage the sulphuric acid would cause.

She said: "You thought about what you wanted to do and how you were going to do it and planned it over weeks before carrying it out,

"You knew full well what you were doing was wrong and you tried to evade responsibility for it to continue to pursue your medical career."

Rouf and Dr Alaoui studied medicine together at Cardiff University and had been in a brief relationship.

He planned his attack after she ended their short relationship and moved to Brighton in April - carrying it out weeks later.

Rouf armed himself with an acid attack kit before travelling to Brighton on May 20 where he lay in wait for Dr Alaoui near her home in Steine Garden.

He was in disguise when he knocked on her door at 4.20pm, showing her a note before throwing acid in her face as she looked down to read it.

Dr Alaoui was taken from her flat to the Royal Sussex Hospital, less that 1km away, where she worked and was treated by colleagues.

Rouf dumped his disguise in bins across the city before buying new clothes in Primark and fleeing to his home in Wales.

The Argus: Doctor Rym Alaoui was rushed to hospital with potentially life-changing injuries

Judge Laing described the attack as inexplicable other than simple jealousy and anger at being rejected.

She said she had no doubt that Rouf was a danger to women.

Rouf pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and using sulphuric acid with intent to burn, maim, disfigure or disable at an earlier hearing.

Rouf will serve at least three quarters of the 11 years in custody before being release on licence.

He showed no emotion as he was taken down.

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