A young woman has been left severely scarred and partially blind after acid was thrown in her face in a seeming random late-night attack.
Naomi Oni, 20, was on her way home from work to her home in Dagenham, East London, on 30 December when an anonymous attacker, wearing a niqab, threw the corrosive liquid at her, leaving her with serious burns on her head, neck, arms, legs and body.
She has now released the shocking images above to the Evening Standard in a hope that they may help track her attacker, whose face was obscured by the traditional Muslim women’s dress, which completely covers the face apart from the eyes.
Ms Oni had been five minutes from her home in Dagenham after finishing work for the day at lingerie store Victoria’s Secret at Westfield Stratford.
She has since undergone a month’s treatment, undergoing skin grafts in Chelmsford’s Broomsfield Hospital, where doctors initially warned her that she may not be able to see again. She can now see out of her left eye but still only has partial vision in her right.
Ms Oni, who is the sole carer for her 52-year-old disabled mother Marian Yalekhue, made the decision to speak out in the Standard after police failed to establish a motive for the attack.
Speaking exclusively to the newspaper she said the attack had “destroyed” her life and left her too afraid to venture out or even show her face in public.
Written By: Steve Andersoncontinue to source article at independent.co.uk