A man who set fire to a woman over a dispute has been jailed for 16 years for attempted murder.
Mohamed Kosar, 28 (07.02.86), of of Harts Lane, Barking, poured petrol on the woman’s face and body and then set her alight.
He was sentenced at the Old Bailey today, Thursday 11 December, after being convicted of attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.
Kosar was convicted at the same court on Tuesday, 9 December, for the offences committed on October 19, 2013.
On that day police were called to an alleyway in Rosedale Road, Forest Gate, to find a 23-year-old woman with severe face and body burns.
The woman had just been set alight but a local resident poured water on the victim which saved her life.
A police investigation identified Mohamed Kosar as the suspect. It transpired Kosar was a drug dealer and the victim was a customer. The attack was a result of a dispute between the two.
On February, 13 2014, Mohamed Kosar was arrested for the offence and further found in possession of a Class A drugs and a loaded firearm with ammunition.
The victim received life changing injuries with 24 percent burns to her face, body and arms.
She has since undergone numerous procedures and will require treatment for the rest of her life.
Detective Inspector John Reynolds of Newham Police who led the investigation said: “Kosar is a dangerous individual who callously poured petrol over the female and set her on fire. She has suffered terribly as a result and I must pay tribute to her bravery in giving evidence against her attacker. I hope that his conviction will give her some closure.”