Woman jailed for 12 years for acid attack on friend

A woman who threw acid in the face of her friend while disguised in a Muslim veil has been jailed for 12 years. Mary Konye, 22, attacked Naomi Oni over a "trivial, insignificant" argument after following her home from work.

Victim left 'paranoid and scared' after acid attack

The victim left scarred for life after a friend threw acid on her has said she has gone from being a "confident" young woman to "paranoid and scared" following the attack.

In a statement read to Snaresbrook Crown Court by prosecutor Gareth Patterson, Naomi Oni she faced a "battle to get by each day" after being permanently disfigured.

The statement from Ms Oni added:

I'm reminded what I look like every day I look in the mirror or see the reaction on people's faces. The whole traumatic experience has changed my life.

I initially felt angry and hurt. All sorts of things kept going through my mind. I sometimes cry when I'm alone. At times I felt suicidal and thought about ending it all.

Ms Oni, a Victoria's Secret shop assistant, said her mother had kept her going but their relationship was sometimes "strained" after they had been forced to move into a hostel.She also said she regretted ever being friends with Mary Konye, who has been jailed for 12 years for the attack, saying:

It was bad enough believing it was a random attack. Knowing Mary planned this is beyond belief. I don't trust people in the same way any more.

Judge: 'Wicked' acid attack left victim 'devastated'

Naomi Oni was left scarred for life after the acid was thrown into her face Credit: Met Police

A woman jailed for throwing acid in the face of her friend intended to "burn and disfigure" the victim in a "callous" plan, a judge has said.

Mary Konye, 22, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after attacking her friend Naomi Oni as she travelled home from work leaving her scarred for life.

Judge David Radford said the consequences of her "wicked act have been devastating to Miss Oni".

He added that it was a "premeditated and callous" plan.

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