The devastated father of one of the British girls burnt in an acid attack in Zanzibar has revealed her injuries are ‘absolutely horrendous’ and ‘beyond imagination’.
He told of the families’ torment as the first picture of the wounds sustained by one of the girls emerged.
Voluntary workers Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup, both 18, were today preparing to be reunited with their families after being medevaced to RAF Northolt for urgent treatment.
But Jeremy Gee has revealed the shocking extent of the injuries sustained by daughter Katie, as five men were arrested over the attack.
He said: ‘The photographs I have seen are absolutely horrendous.
‘The level of the burns are beyond imagination.’
Both British teenagers suffered horrifying burns when acid was thrown in their faces as they walked to a restaurant on the Muslim holiday island of Zanzibar.
It was the third attack on them during their stay on the island.
Police have revealed that five suspects were detained on Thursday and in the early hours of this morning in the capital Stone Town, where Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee were attacked, a senior officer told The Telegraph.
And a £4,000 reward is now being offered by Zanzibar police for information leading to the capture of attackers, according to the BBC.
Police have also issued a warrant for the arrest of Islamist preacher Sheikh Issa Ponda Issa, amid suggestions his teaching could have inspired the acid attacks.
Friends suggested they could have been targeted because they are Jewish, and local police said they wanted to speak to a radical Islamic preacher who could have inspired the attack.