Police hunting man who threw acid over TV presenter Katie Piper | UK News

Police are aggressively hunting for the man who threw acid on TV presenter Katie Piper after he was recalled to prison for violating license conditions.

Stefan Sylvestre, from Shepherd’s Bush, west London, was sentenced to life in prison in 2009 for the assault and was told he must serve a minimum of six years before being eligible for parole.

He debuted in 2018 when he was 30 years old, the time that Miss Piper said was “really difficult” for her.

A Probation Agency spokesman said on Sunday: “We are urgently working with police to get the offender back to prison, where he will face much longer behind bars.”

Sylvestre was recalled to prison for violating the conditions of his license.

Miss Piper was severely injured in the acid attack which left her permanently scarred.

She had to fight for her life after her ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch obsessively arranged for Sylvestre to throw corrosive liquid in March 2008.

Lynch was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 16 years for sexually assaulting Piper and telling Sylvestre to throw acid on her.

In court, Lynch and Sylvestre were told by Judge Nicholas Browne QC that they were “the face of pure evil”.


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