Breaking News: Canning Town Student Mary Koyne found guilty of acid attack on Naomi Oni

15:57 23 January 2014

Mary Konye

Mary Konye


Canning Town student Mary Konye has been found guilty by a jury of the 2012 acid attack that left her friend, Naomi Oni, disfigured for life.

Naomi Oni before the attack and after surgery following the incidentNaomi Oni before the attack and after surgery following the incident

The jury took just over a day to convict Konye, of Throckmorton Road, of applying corrosive fluid with intent to disfigure, maim or cause grievous bodily harm.

Konye, 21, was told to expect a substantial sentence. She will be sentenced on March 7.

The student broke down in tears in the witness stand last week, claiming she had been the victim of a “conspiracy” and that the evidence against her was “all lies”.

But the jury this afternoon decided that Ms Oni who worked at Victoria’s Secret Lingerie shop in Westfield Stratford City was the victim of a deliberate attack by Konye as she walked to her home in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, in the early hours of December 30, 2012.

Under questioning from prosecutor Gareth Patterson, Konye openly sobbed at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, January 16, claiming Ms Oni had dropped her in it by denying her involvement in the plans.

“She left me in here. We planned it together and she left me here,” she said.

“Naomi wanted the publicity, because that was the whole point of what we planned, so that she could gain the publicity as well as the money that comes with media attention.”

A police statement will be issued shortly.

Latest Newham News Stories


As the Essex Investigator he solved cases across Newham. Now the PI shows reporter Mark Shales the dangers of the internet.


Five companies have been given a total of £20,000 in grants thanks to The International Quarter Community Fund.

Yesterday, 20:09

London City Airport has reopened following a suspected chemical incident this afternoon.

London Fire Brigade
Yesterday, 16:48

London City Airport has been evacuated following reports of a ‘chemical incident’ which has hospitalised two people.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news


Show Job Lists


Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Read more

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now