Acid attack: Adele's story

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Rounding up our season looking at people seeking justice, we hear from Adele Bellis who suffered an acid attack in August 2014. The attack was arranged by her ex-partner, Anthony, but carried out by someone acting on his behalf. It followed a long and abusive relationship in which Anthony had made numerous threats against Adele and her family, as well as physically attacking her. Adele describes the attack itself, the abusive relationship that preceded it and what came after.

Our podcast recommendations of the week are ‘Parentland’ and ‘Paradise’ available on BBC Sounds.

Trigger warnings for this episode: domestic violence, acid attack, coercive control

Help and support:

Acid Survivors’ Trust

Samaritans Call free anytime: 116 123 (UK)

Adele’s book, ‘Brave’ is published by Harper Collins

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Music credits:

Main theme:

Title: Nancy

Author: Grimo (http://www.gosoundtrack.com/the-team/)

Source: www.gosoundtrack.com

License: CC By 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Incidental music:

Title: Thunderbird

Author: Kevin MacLeod

Source: incompetech.com

Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 Licence

Title: Interlude 2

Author: Ashley Burgoyne

https://ashleyburgoyne.wixsite.com/writerandcomposer

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