Man charged after acid attack on aspiring model Resham Khan

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A man has been charged over an east London acid attack on an aspiring model and her cousin.

Resham Khan was celebrating her 21st birthday with her cousin Jameel Muhktar, 37, when the pair were allegedly attacked by a man who threw a substance through their car window.

Police launched a public appeal to find the suspect and John Tomlin, 24, was arrested on Sunday.

Tomlin, of Colman Road in Newham, was charged on Monday with two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent.

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Charged: John Tomlin will appear in court on Tuesday. (Met Police)

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. 

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Scarring: The acid was thrown across Ms Khan’s face and body (GoFundMe)

Ms Khan, who studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Mr Muhktar suffered severe burns following the incident at 9.13am on Wednesday, June 21 on Tollgate Road.


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