OAP throws acid over neighbours in row over pram in corridor

The parents were attacked at their home in Germany(CEN)

An OAP neighbour from hell accused of throwing of acid over a pair of new parents has appeared in court.

The 64-year-old was apparently angry about a pram the young couple left behind in the corridor of a flat.

The OAP, who is identified only as Gottfried W, appeared yesterday in a court in Duisburg in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The alleged incident happened last May.

Gottfried W allegedly threw a corrosive liquid over his own neighbours in a flat in the city of Muellheim.

According to local media, the pensioner argued with the couple over a pram left in the corridor.

After the argument he then allegedly went back into his flat, grabbed some acid, and threw it over 29-year-old Gerrit K. and 35-year-old Maria R.

The state prosecutor said: ‘There [in his flat] he took a 94 percent sulphuric acid out of the kitchen cabinet and threw it in the direction of the witnesses.’

Both victims suffered severe burns.

Another neighbour took them into his flat and put them under the shower while he called an ambulance.

Gottfried W – the OAP accused of attacking the young parents (CEN)

 

The pair were rushed to hospital where they were both treated for injuries.

The prosecutor said: “They must deal with lasting scars.”

Gerrit K. ended up with acid in his eye which could lead to him being partially blind.

He said: “There has been stress for months, because the child’s pram stands in the hall.

“He had already broken two buggies.”

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The prosecutor said: “They must deal with lasting scars.”

Gerrit K. ended up with acid in his eye which could lead to him being partially blind.

He said: “There has been stress for months, because the child’s pram stands in the hall.

“He had already broken two buggies.”

Gottfried W., who worked as a painter and varnisher before his retirement, knew according to the prosecution how much damage the acid could do.

One neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, said about Gottfried W.: “Hopefully we won’t see him ever again.

“He had terrorised everyone here for months.”

Court spokesman Dr. Matthias Breidenstein said: “In case of a conviction, the accused can expect up to 10 years in prison.”

 

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