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Two people arrested for pouring boiling water over disabled victim

Emily Banks and Stephen Turner

Two people have been charged for pouring boiling water over a disabled friend during a heated argument.

The attack occurred last July in Nottingham when Emily Banks and Stephen Turner lost their temper with a woman in her 50s after a night out.

On July 8th 2023 the three friends went back to Turner’s home in Hazelwood Road, where he made a cup of coffee.

When an argument took place Turner flicked boiling water on the woman, Banks then wrestled the victim to the ground and poured the contents of a full kettle over their body.

The woman struggled to stand up because of her limited mobility, although she eventually managed to escape and flag down two passers-by who alerted the emergency services.

Eight months on from the attack she is left with burns on her torso, top of the arms and shoulders covering 15 percent of the body.

Banks, 30, of The Friary, Nottingham and Turner, 68, were sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court last Thursday.

Det Con Jack Beecroft said: "This was an appalling attack on a disabled woman who could not defend herself.

"It is difficult to imagine the pain and terror she must have experienced when this full kettle of boiling water was poured on her, and she was attacked by people she knew.

"Banks and Turner then failed to admit the offence - putting the victim through further anxiety and the ordeal of a crown court trial."

[ Banks and Turner were jailed for 10 and eight years respectively after being found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. ]

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