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Friday 19 September 2014

'Acid attack' perpetrator jailed for 12 years

Published 21/03/2014 | 14:52

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Naomi Oni

A WOMAN who threw acid in the face of her friend while disguised in a Muslim veil has been jailed.

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Business student Mary Konye, 22, attacked Naomi Oni, a Victoria's Secret shop assistant, over a ''trivial, insignificant'' argument after following her home from work.

Ms Oni was left scarred for life after suffering serious burns on her face and chest following the incident in Dagenham, east London, on December 30 2012.

Judge David Radford, who sentenced Konye to 12 years at London's Snaresbrook Crown Court today, said the consequences of her "deliberate" and "wicked act have been devastating to Miss Oni".

He added that it was a "premeditated and callous" plan to "burn and disfigure" the victim.

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