Custom House woman charged over Naomi Oni acid attack

Acid attack victim Naomi Oni after attack

Acid attack victim Naomi Oni after attack - Credit: Archant

A 21-year-old woman has been charged over the acid attack that left Naomi Oni with horrific scars.

Acid attack victim Naomi Oni before attack

Acid attack victim Naomi Oni before attack - Credit: Archant

Mary Konye, of Throckmorten Road, Custom House, was charged today and remanded in custody.

Damaris Lakin from London’s Crown Prosecution Service, said: “I concluded that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that it is in the public interest to charge Ms Konye with throwing or casting a corrosive fluid with intent to burn, maim, disfigure, disable or do grievous bodily harm.”

She will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Naomi, also 21, was returning home from work at Victoria’s Secret in Westfield Stratford City when she was attacked on December 30.

She says someone wearing a veil threw acid in her face shortly after she stepped off the bus in Dagenham.

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