A 21 year-old woman has been charged with an acid attack which left a Victoria's Secret shop assistant maimed.

Prosecutors have approved the charge over the assault on Naomi Oni, who suffered horrific burns and damaged sight after sulphuric acid was thrown over her face by someone she said was wearing a niqab, the Muslim garment which features a full facial veil.

Police have charged Mary Konye, of Throckmorton Road, east London, with throwing corrosive fluid with intent to burn.

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