SENTENCING of a couple who threw ammonia into a man’s face has been delayed to confirm the extent of the effects on the victim.

Jordan Craggs and Ellie-rose Midgeley were both warned custodial sentences were the “highly likely” outcome after they admitted charges relating to the attack at a Durham Crown Court hearing, in July.

It took place amid a confrontation outside a fast food restaurant in Consett town centre, early on Saturday June 9, last year.

Craggs, 24, admitted causing grievous bodily with intent, a charge denied by his 20-year-old co-accused.

She admitted the lesser offence of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Both also admitted possessing an offensive weapon, the plastic bottle containing the ammonia.

The sentencing hearing was adjourned until yesterday to allow for an up-dated victim impact statement and for a background probation reports on the pair.

Craggs’ counsel, Michael Hodson, told the hearing the extent of the effects on the victim’s vision outlined in his personal statement did not correlate with the updated medical report of the ophthalmic consultant who treated him.

He argued it may effect the ultimate sentence.

Judge Jonathan Carroll agreed that all parties could be given until the end of the month to enable the accurate picture of the victim’s injuries to be agreed between prosecution and defence.

He extended bail on Craggs, of Finsmere Place, Blakelaw, Newcastle, and Midgeley, of Tyne Street, Chopwell, near Gateshead, to return for sentence on September 30.