Man who threw acid on Katie Piper released from Suffolk jail

Stefan Sylvestre was sentenced in 2009 for the attack on Katie Piper Picture: THE PRESS ASSOCIATION

Stefan Sylvestre was sentenced in 2009 for the attack on Katie Piper Picture: THE PRESS ASSOCIATION - Credit: Archant

The man who permanently scarred TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing star Katie Piper has been released from Highpoint Jail.

Katie Piper is a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing this year, a man who attacked her with acid was

Katie Piper is a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing this year, a man who attacked her with acid was released last week (C) BBC Picture: GUY LEVY - Credit: BBC/Guy Levy

The category C men’s prison has kept Stefan Sylvestre under lock and key for the best part of nine years after he hurled acid at the celebrity.

Sylvestre was given a life sentence with a minimum of six years in 2009 after he carried out the attack under the orders of Katie’s ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch, 39, who is currently serving a minimum of 16 years behind bars.

The man committed the atrocious act when he was only 19-years-old in Golders Green, London and caused Katie horrific injuries.

She was left partially blind and with scars to her upper body.

Katie Piper suffered serious injuries after an acid attack Picture: IAN WEST PRESS ASSOCIATION

Katie Piper suffered serious injuries after an acid attack Picture: IAN WEST PRESS ASSOCIATION - Credit: PA

She has since undergone 40 reconstructive operations on her face.

Sylvestre has now been released following a parole application in August, 2018 from Highpoint Jail, near New Market in Suffolk.

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He was officially released on Wednesday, October 10.

Sylvestre, now 30, was then taken to a bail hostel in London.

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