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Acid attack victim accuses Met

Naomi Oni - who was attacked with acid - has accused Scotland Yard of incompetence, saying police initially claimed she had poured it over herself.

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Officers had to keep an open mind, say police

All lines of inquiry were considered in the early stages of the investigation, says the Met Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said:

"All lines of inquiry were considered in the early stages of the investigation. The investigation was detailed and complex and officers had a duty to explore every avenue of inquiry and retain an open mind about the circumstances.

"They carried out numerous actions including door-to-door inquiries, leaflet drops, searches, interviews and forensic analyses.

"The CCTV evidence took some time to collate and analyse but then clearly showed a veiled suspect trailing the victim before the attack.

"Konye was arrested as the investigation progressed."

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