No charges to be brought against man arrested after Dagenham acid attack

Acid attack victim Naomi Oni after attack

Acid attack victim Naomi Oni after attack - Credit: Archant

No further action will be taken against one of the people arrested in relation to an acid attack on Naomi Oni.

The 28-year-old man, along with a 21-year-old woman, were arrested in February, on suspicion of being involved in causing grievous bodily harm and released on police bail.

Officers have now decided not to charge the man. The woman is due to attend a police station in May.

Naomi, 21, says someone wearing a veil threw acid in her face shortly after she stepped off a bus in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, on December 30.

The shop worker, who lived in nearby Bromhall Road at the time, was badly scarred and spent a number of weeks in hospital, where she received skin grafts.

According to a friend close to Naomi, police had questioned family over the possibility that the 21-year-old may have thrown the acid on herself, something she vehemently denies.