Acid Attack Girl to Return to the city of Attack

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A British teenager Kirstie Trup, who was attacked with acid in Zanzibar, has vowed to return to the archipelago though she fears her assailants may never be caught. Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, both 18, are recovering after they were targeted by two men on a moped during a volunteering holiday last month.

Ms Trup has insisted she has many happy memories of her time there where the two childhood friends worked with underprivileged children despite her ordeal.

She has however questioned the authorities on why her attacker has not been caught in Stone Town, especially in an area where “everyone knows everyone”. Kirstie Trup2“Stone Town is too small for it to be this hard and I fear they will never be caught.”

Police in Zanzibar have interviewed several people, including eyewitnesses, and are believed to have identified a possible culprit.

But Miss Trup said authorities in Tanzania have not shown the girls a photograph of the suspect.

“This experience, as horrible as it has been, has not deterred me from wanting to do more voluntary work in Zanzibar,” she told the newspaper.

“In fact, I would even like to return to do more work there next year.”

Miss Trup, who was discharged after three days, has returned for a skin graft.

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