A young woman suffered horrific facial burns after a woman wearing a Muslim veil threw acid in her face.
Naomi Oni, 20, was walking home after finishing work at lingerie shop Victoria’s Secret when the woman, wearing a niqab – which reveals only the eyes – appeared and launched the apparently random attack.
It is not known whether the attack was motivated by the victim’s work for the store.
Shocking: Naomi Oni, 20, was on the phone to her boyfriend when someone wearing a niqab threw acid at her
Initially, doctors feared the shop assistant had been blinded. But after a month’s treatment in a specialist burns unit, Miss Oni has recovered sight in her left eye and partial vision in her right.
Miss Oni has only recently been discharged from hospital but has decided to speak out to help police catch her attacker.
Hidden: Police have not managed to identify who attacked Ms Oni because they were wearing a niqab (file picture)
Miss Oni has no idea why anyone would attack her.
She faces months, if not years, of skin grafts and further plastic surgery and even then is likely to be left with severe facial scarring.