Bitter man threw acid in ex-girlfriend’s face after harassing her for months
A “bitter” and jealous man threw acid in his ex-girlfriend’s face as she walked home from work after harassing her for months.
Lucasz Przybyszewski, 37, left the woman, 47, with chemical burns to her face in the assault on September 10th in Greenford, London, according to My London.
It was “only with sheer luck” the victim’s glasses prevented the substance from going in her eyes.
He was convicted yesterday of putting a person in fear of violence by harassment, applying a corrosive fluid with intent, and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
The conviction followed a trial at Isleworth Crown Court, which heard that Przybyszewski threatened the victim nearly four months before the attack, when she ended their relationship.
He put a white balloon outside her home and wrote on it in Polish: “You w****, I will pour acid onto your face but the kids will also pay.”
Days later he then sent a text message that read: “Be aware that you are not going to look in the mirror ever again.”
The messages continued for the next four months, sometimes through the night.
On September 10, Przybyszewski followed the victim on a bicycle through the Greenford area.
She told him to leave her alone as she boarded the bus and called her new partner to meet her at her bus stop at around 10.45pm.
However, Przybyszewski followed the bus on his bicycle.
When she got off and began walking along a residential road, he rode towards her and splashed a corrosive liquid from a bottle onto her face.
The victim’s partner came rushing to her aid while Przybyszewski cycled away.
She was taken home and police and paramedics were called.
She suffered chemical burns to her face and the substance ripped through her denim jacket.
She is now recovering but still has some burn scars on her face.
Przybyszewski was arrested at his home. Officers found a bottle of orange corrosive substance in his bedroom. However, tests later revealed this was not the acid used in the attack.
The substance used has never been recovered.
Przybyszewski will be sentenced at the same court on September 28.
David Siebler, Senior Crown Prosecutor within the CPS London North, said: “This was a cruel and bitter attack on a woman at the hands of a former partner who just would not accept that their relationship had ended.
“Lucasz Przybyszewski relentlessly harassed his victim for months before resorting to acid as his weapon to carry out this despicable attack against her. The impact of an acid attack is devastating and can have life-changing consequences.
“It was with sheer luck that the victim was wearing glasses at the time and did not suffer serious injuries to her eyes.”
He said the victim had shown “immense courage” by facing her attacker in court and giving evidence against him.
CCTV footage of Przybyszewski following the victim on the bus was used in the trial.
He also searched on Google for the “perfect” acid to use the day before the attack.
Mr Siebler added: “All women should have the right to make decisions about their own relationships without fearing violent reprisals.”