NEW CCTV released today shows a medical student preparing to attack his ex-girlfriend with acid.

Milad Rouf left Dr Rym Alaoui partially blind in one eye and with severe burns on her face and chest in a pre-meditated attack after she broke up with him two months earlier.

CCTV footage released today by police shows Rouf's movements around Brighton on the day of the attack, while heavily disguised.

The 25-year-old turned up to the Brighton home of his ex-girlfriend, on May 20 this year, dressed as a woman in a padded suit, hooded top, makeup, wig and Covid visor.

Witnesses described a “woman, fat build, 5ft 5ins with short hair” arriving at the door, handing the unsuspecting junior a doctor a note before squirting a corrosive substance into her face and fleeing the scene.

Rouf had travelled from Cardiff to carry out the attack, before removing his costume which he dumped in bins around Brighton.

He then bought new clothing in Primark to conceal his identity.

Following a search of Rouf’s flat, officers found the notebook, items of clothing worn by him during and after the attack and a thorough "shopping list" detailing his disguise.

The Argus: Rouf's shopping lists for the attack.Rouf's shopping lists for the attack.

After initially telling police he had an alibi, Rouf pleaded guilty in August to one count of applying a corrosive fluid with intent at Lewes Crown Court.

Joe Pullen, from the CPS said “This was a shocking and pre-mediated attack - motivated by jealousy and failure to accept the end of their relationship - which has left a young woman with life-changing injuries.

“My thoughts today are with this brave woman, whose strength and resilience throughout the investigation and prosecution is inspiring. I hope she can find some comfort from today’s sentence.

“I additionally wish to thank Sussex Police for their outstanding work in uncovering Rouf’s elaborate disguise. I am pleased we were able to build a strong and swift case against him, using extensive physical and CCTV evidence, which saw him pleading guilty to the most appropriate charge of applying a corrosive fluid with intent.

“This violence has no place in our society. The CPS is committed to protecting victims from domestic abuse through our close working with the police to build the strongest possible cases and charges appropriate to the crime.”

He has been sentenced to eleven years with four years extended license.

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