London, Jul 10 (PTI) A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an acid attack on an aspiring Muslim model and her cousin that left them with “life-changing” injuries.

John Tomlin was held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent over the incident in Beckton, east London, on June 21.

The man handed himself in at a police station on Sunday and is being held in custody, the Scotland Yard said.

Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar, 37, reportedly of Pakistani-origin, were attacked by a man throwing acid through their car window on Khan’s 21st birthday.

Both suffered horrific face and neck injuries in the attack that took place on Tollgate Road.

In the days afterwards Khan said, “I’m devastated. I keep wondering if my life will ever be the same.” Mukhtar has said he feels “emotionally wrecked” and “in continuous pain”.

Scotland Yard said enquiries into the incident were continuing.

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