Katie Pipers acid attacker fled UK 2 months ago as police continue their hunt

Katie Piper's acid attacker "fled the UK two months" ago, as police continue their hunt to find him.

Stefan Sylvestre threw sulphuric acid in Loose Women star Katie's face in 2008 on order of her bitter ex boyfriend Daniel Lynch, leaving her with severe burns and blind in one eye.

The star, now 38, spent months in intensive care and had to undergo multiple skin grafts for the facial disfigurements and she still bears scars on her face and body from the horrific attack.

Sylvestre, now 34, received a life sentence in 2009, although he was told he would be eligible for parole just six years later, before eventually being released in 2018.

He has now been recalled back to prison for breaching the conditions of his license, but police have so far been unable to track him down, and in a statement, the Met Police said he "left the UK" in August.

The statement read: "Police were notified on Friday, 23 September, that Stefan Sylvestre, 34 (02.06.88), had been recalled to prison. His last known address was in north London.

"Enquiries undertaken so far indicate that Sylvestre left the UK on Tuesday, 2 August.


"Officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command continue to work with partner agencies to locate and arrest him. Sylvestre should not be approached."

A Probation Service spokeswoman previously told Metro.co.uk: "We are urgently working with the police to bring the offender back to prison where he’ll face longer behind bars."

Katie's ex boyfriend Daniel Lynch, who organised the attack, was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment after being charged with sexual assault on Katie and for asking Sylvestre to carry out the acid attack.

Katie is now a successful author and TV personality, often appearing on the panel of ITV's Loose Women.

It was here that she opened up about her experiences on a 'Life Before Loose' segment of the show.

She said: "When I look back on it and reflect, it does feel like two separate lives.

"I'm 38, but I sort of feel in my 70s or 80s.

''Because what's happened to me, I've condensed so much into such a short period, and that happen to some people in their whole lifetime.

''In some ways you can take that as a positive – life experiences enrich us, they build our character and we can go onto use that in our future, but in other ways it was a lot.

''It took its toll on me mentally and physically. Some of the physical changes are still ongoing in my medical journey.''

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