The smirking Midmore bothers have appeared before Southampton Crown Court for Sentence after throwing drain cleaning at Carla Whitlock this afternoon.
The pair were convicted of causing grievous bodily harm to Carla Whitlock, 37, by spraying drain cleaner in her face outside the Turtle Bay restaurant in September 2015 over a drugs deal that went wrong.
Billy and his brother, Geoffrey Midmore, worked jointly to carry out this horrific attack against their victim, Carla Whitlock, on Friday, September 18, 2015.
Midmore brothers sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison for acid attack.
Billy and Geoffrey Midmore were sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison today (Tuesday, June 21).
Billy Midmore, aged 22, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent following a trial at Southampton Crown Court on April 12 and today was handed a 15 year sentence and an additional five years on licence. Geoffrey Midmore, aged 27, of no fixed abode pleaded guilty to the offence of causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent at Southampton Crown Court on November 16, 2015 and today was handed a 9 year sentence.
Billy and his brother, Geoffrey Midmore, worked jointly to carry out a horrific attack against their victim, Carla Whitlock, on Friday, September 18, 2015 outside Turtle bay restaurant in Southampton. Carla Whitlock suffered severe burns after having acid thrown in her face by the brothers, causing her to suffer severe injuries and destroying the sight in one of her eyes.
Chief Inspector Debra Masson said: “Acid attacks in Hampshire are thankfully very rare. The level of injury caused by such an attack is life-changing, and I know that Carla still faces many challenges, alongside the permanent loss of sight in one of her eyes, due to this barbaric act. This was a premeditated assault carried out by two men of violence who regularly came to Hampshire to pursue a criminal enterprise, and make people’s lives a misery.
“The evidence shown in court of their behaviour directly after the attack, coupled with their concerted efforts to evade capture, served to expose them as the dangerous criminals they are.
“Officers in Southampton, and across Hampshire, are committed to shielding communities from drug related violence and we continue to carry out proactive operations to tackle those coming to Hampshire to set up a criminal enterprise, exploit vulnerable people and use violence to run their ‘business.’
“Although things will never be the same for Carla, we hope that the sentence handed two Geoffrey and Billy Midmore today goes some way to giving her closure and allows her to feel that justice has been delivered.”