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Terror of East End fire attack victim

PUBLISHED: 11:12 11 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:08 05 October 2010

Rizwan Ahmad, 25, burned in an attack in Mile End Park

Rizwan Ahmad, 25, burned in an attack in Mile End Park

Carmen Valino

Rizwan Ahmad, who was set on fire and left to die during an attack in Mile End Park, has spoken to the Advertiser about his ordeal and the battle to rebuild his life. Mr Ahmad, 25, was beaten to the point of unconsciousness before being doused in lighter fluid and set alight

Rizwan Ahmad, who was set on fire and left to die during an attack in Mile End Park, has spoken to the Advertiser about his ordeal and the battle to rebuild his life.

Mr Ahmad, 25, was beaten to the point of unconsciousness before being doused in lighter fluid and set alight during the attack in November 2009.

He was left with 44 per cent burns after the attack police officers described as 'callous and pre-meditated.'

Mr Ahmad told the Advertiser: "It still hurts sometimes and it's been a battle to learn to walk again but now it's time to move on."

Earlier this week, three men were found guilty of attempted murder after a four-week trial at the Old Bailey.

Jermaine Joseph, 23, of Ida Street, Poplar, Shane Dedman, 21, of Pennyfields, Poplar, and Kieren Bruff, 22, of Merchant Street, Bow, are in custody awaiting sentence.

* For the full exclusive interview with Rizwan see this week's Advertiser.


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