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Carla Whitlock acid attack trial: Jury shown CCTV footage

Carla Whitlock
Image caption Carla Whitlock was attacked in Guildhall Square, Southampton, last year

CCTV footage of the moment a woman was attacked with acid, leaving her blind in one eye, has been shown to a jury.

Carla Whitlock was attacked with a drain cleaner containing sulphuric acid in Southampton on 18 September 2015.

Southampton Crown Court heard the acid was thrown in the 37-year-old's face in revenge after a drug deal went wrong.

Billy Midmore, 22, denies causing grievous bodily harm with intent but his brother Geoffrey, 26, has pleaded guilty to the same offence.

Ms Whitlock, a mother of six, also suffered severe burns to her face as a result of the attack, which took place outside Turtle Bay in Guildhall Square.

The jury also saw CCTV footage captured on a train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Basingstoke, which shows the Midmore brothers giving high-fives and fist bumps to a friend.

The trial continues.

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Image caption Geoffrey Midmore was caught on CCTV bumping fists with a friend on a train
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Image caption Billy Midmore high-fives a friend on a train after the attack

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