The man who threw acid over television presenter Katie Piper is being hunted after he was recalled to jail for breaching his license conditions.

Stefan Sylvestre, from Shepherd’s Bush, west London, was given a life sentence in 2009 for the attack and was told he must serve a minimum of six years before he would be eligible for parole. He was released in 2018, aged 30.

A Probation Service spokeswoman said on Sunday: “We are urgently working with the police to bring the offender back to prison where he’ll face longer behind bars.”

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In the acid attack, Piper suffered horrific injuries and was left permanently scarred.

Her obsessive ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch arranged for Sylvestre to throw the corrosive liquid in March 2008 which left Piper fighting for her life.

Lynch was jailed for life with a minimum of 16 years for sexually assaulting Piper and telling Sylvestre to throw the acid over her.

The pair dated briefly before Lynch became obsessively jealous. He had a previous conviction for pouring boiling water over a man.

In court, Judge Nicholas Browne QC told Lynch and Sylvestre that they were “the face of pure evil”.