Acid attack victim Molly Young has recounted the horrific incident during an appearance on British talk show This Morning. The Scottish school girl explained how her clothes fell apart as the acid burned through them after a classmate put drain cleaner, which contained sulphuric acid, in her viola case.
The incident took place in November last year after Molly started dating the ex-boyfriend of a fellow school pupil. She has sustained permanent scarring and suffered painful burns on her legs. After returning to school from an appointment, Molly was told somebody had tampered with her viola case.
“I took (my viola) off the shelf like I do three times a day and then my tights started to disintegrate," Molly told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. “When I saw the holes in my tights I was like, 'What’s going on?'”
Describing the horrendous feeling, she said: “It was like someone holding a blow torch to your leg. I couldn’t pull away because it was stuck to me and it just kept burning.” Molly ran to find a teacher for help, adding: “I just kept saying, ‘it’s so hot, it’s burning.’”
Despite suffering from PTSD since the attack, Molly maintains a positive attitude and gave viewers an update on her leg today. "It looks really good now. It looks like a birth mark now, to be honest... but I still can't feel certain parts of my leg. But it's alright." She also revealed that she has not spoken with her attacker, who is currently serving 21 months in prison, since the incident.
This post was written by Owen Tonks. It originally appeared on our sister site, Closer.