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Zanzibar acid attack victim Katie Gee's mother on 'evil attack'

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Image caption Katie Gee is being treated for her injuries at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

The mother of one of the two British teenagers attacked with acid in Zanzibar has spoken of the "extremely long journey" her family faces.

Her daughter Katie Gee, 18, is receiving treatment for burns at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, in west London.

Nicola Gee said: "This whole thing is unexplained. It's difficult to think of someone doing something so evil.

"This is an extremely long journey. It's very, very sensitive."

The other victim, Kirstie Trup, also 18, left the hospital on Sunday night.

The pair, who are both from north London, were on a volunteering holiday on the island, off the coast of Tanzania, when they were targeted in an apparently unprovoked attack last week.

The teenagers were enjoying the last week of a trip as volunteer teachers when the corrosive substance was thrown at them.

Zanzibar police have offered a £4,000 reward for information leading to capture of the attackers, but have not established a motive.

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