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The ex-girlfriend of 'El Melillero' moved from ICU two weeks after the Cártama acid attack

An air ambulance in Cártama on the day of the acid attack on two women.
An air ambulance in Cártama on the day of the acid attack on two women. / SUR
  • The young woman has been transferred to the burns unit at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville to continue her recovery

The young woman who suffered horrific burns to more than 45 per cent of her body after an acid attack in the Malaga town of Cártama on 12 January has left a hospital’s intensive care unit after two weeks and been transferred to a specialist burns unit.

Sandra was allegedly attacked with acid by her ex-boyfriend, José Arcadio DN (alias 'El Melillero') who is now in prison awaiting trial. She has finally left the ICU of the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville and has been transferred to a specialist burns unit at the same hospital.

Her friend, Cristina, remains in the Regional Hospital in Malaga with burns to 20 per cent of her body - and is decribed as being in a stable condition. Last week she underwent an operation by the plastic surgery team to clean the affected areas, prior to a future skin graft.

José Arcadio DN remains in custody in prison awaiting trial. He appeared in a Malaga court on Wednesday on charges relating to the acid attack on the two young women.

As he did when he first appeared in court in Fuengirola, on Wednesday in Malaga he repeated that he had nothing to do with it and if he had: “I would have had burns.”