Portugal acid attack victim Ellie Chessell reveals horrifying scars on This Morning as she speaks of moment she was ...
Bradley Jolly18th July 2018, 4:24 pm
A BRIT travel rep who was scarred for life after her ex paid a thug 3g of cocaine to throw acid at her in a street in Portugal today revealed her horrific wounds on live television.
Ellie Chessell appeared on This Morning and talked candidly about her "mental trauma suffered as a result the attack.
The brave 29-year-old described her injuries and point to several scars she suffered.
She said: âMy main scars are on my arms obviously.
"There are some on my chest. Iâve got some on my stomach and the tops of my legs."
Ellie, from Newport, Isle of Wight, was lured to a fake Tinder date in May 2017 but hit-man Edmundo Helder Rodrigues Fonseca hired by h er ex-boyfriend Claudio Gouveia doused her in corrosive liquid.
Gouveia, 35, was convicted of attempted murder and domestic assault at a court in Portimao, Algarve, after the attack in Alvor, a resort on Portugal's Algarve coast.
He was jailed for 12 years in June.
Fonseca, who it emerged said "sorry in Portuguese" before he threw the liquid, was caged for nine years.
But Ellie now admitted she's had extensive hospital treatment.
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She has suffered both physically and mentally since the sickening acid attack.
Speaking to Eamoon Holmes and Ruth Langsford on the ITV flagship show, Ellie said: "I started walking back up towards the hotel and thatâs when Edmundo was walking down the road. He said sorry in Portuguese and threw the acid.
"Apparently, he [Edmundo] was paid 3g of cocaine to carry it out.
"Mentally it has had a big effect, not just on myself but my family as well.
"Obviously there is a ripple effect on everybody. Iâm actually having treatment for PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder].
"I am still having Cognitive Behaviour Therapy."
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