A MUM of six who had acid flung in her face has revealed the agonising pain she has suffered since the attack in Southampton city centre.

Carla Whitlock, 37, sustained horrific burns and cannot see out of her right eye after the incident outside the Turtle Bay on Friday night.

After being released from hospital she gave her first tearful interview and explained that she is just trying to do “the best she can”.

The images contrast with CCTV footage showing brothers Billy and Geoffrey Midmore, who are wanted by police in connection with the incident, smiling to each other in a Southampton McDonald’s just hours after the attack.

Carla thanked doormen from the Turtle Bay for helping her after the attack and said: "It's painful. My eyes are swollen at the moment.

“It’s going to get more painful before it gets better. It just feels like someone is stabbing me in the eyeball all the time.

“I can pretty much see everything out of my left eye but I cannot see anything out of my right eye.

“There is a good chance I won't regain any sight in my right eye. It’s just time that will tell with that one. It has changed my life completely.

“I'm coping with it as best as I can.”

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Following the incident, which took place at about 9pm on Friday, September 18, officers have widened their search as far as Kent and have urged anyone who has any information to get in touch.

Detective Inspector Will Whale, leading the investigation, said: "I want to thank Carla for her bravery in speaking with the media today.

“It took real courage and we just hope that people will see her face, hear her words, and sit up and listen.

“I know that people will find her photo distressing. This is why we want to speak to Billy and Geoffrey Midmore and this is why we are asking for the public help to find them."

Anyone who thinks they have seen them or knows where they are is urged to call Hampshire Constabulary on 101, or their local police force on 101. The inquiry is called Operation Interstate.