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2 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 06 February 2012

A woman left partially blind in one eye after an horrific acid attack has had her sight restored following stem-cell surgery. Four years ago, Katie Piper's then boyfriend - who she'd only known for a fortnight - raped and attacked her in a hotel room, and then arranged for an accomplice to throw acid in her face. She was left severely disfigured as the acid destroyed the skin on much of her face, neck, hands and throat, and left her blind in one eye. But now the 29 year had the operation at Queen Victoria hospital in West Sussex. Doctors took tissue from an anonymous donor, grew it and then stitched it into her left eye.

Plus Syrian forces intensify their attack on Homs, the city at the forefront of the rebel uprising over the past eleven months.


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