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Naomi Oni - Girl guilty of acid attack on friend

2014-01-23 16:25:02

Naomi Oni

A woman has been found guilty of throwing acid in the face of a friend while disguised in a Muslim veil.

Naomi Oni, 21, suffered burns to her face and chest on 30 December 2012 in the attack near her home in Dagenham.

Mary Konye, also 21, dressed in a veil and attacked Ms Oni after following her home, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

Konye, of Canning Town, denied throwing or casting a corrosive fluid with intent to burn, maim, disfigure, disable or do grievous bodily harm.

She attacked Ms Oni, an assistant at a Victoria's Secret lingerie shop, because she once called her ugly, the court heard.

Following the attack, Konye pretended to give Ms Oni a shoulder to cry on.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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