An Old Malden man found guilty today of grievous bodily harm after an acid attack changed his name to Billal Jidd Mujahideen.

Billy Midmore, whose Facebook profile now shows him going by the new name, also shows his likes as 'Proud to be Muslim' and 'Muslim speakers'.

During his trial at Southampton Crown Court Midmore was referred to as 'Kid' by Carla Whitlock, the 37-year-old who had acid thrown in her face and now has permanent scarring and the loss of sight in one eye.

He and his brother, Geoffrey, both formally of Sheephouse Way, who pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent on November 16, went on the run from police after the attack on September 18,.

Although it appears Billy Midmore changed his name before he was a wanted man, other prisoners have converted to the Muslim faith after being incarcerated, such as Levi Bellfield, who now goes by Yusef Rahim.

The chief inspector of prisons, Dame Anne Owers, said in 2010 some of the reasons some prisoners switched to Islam was for support and protection.

She termed them "convenience Muslims" in a report titled Muslim Prisoners' Experiences.

The brothers will be sentenced at a later date, yet to be fixed by the court.