Police describe possible Dagenham acid attack witnesses

Naomi after the attack

Naomi after the attack - Credit: Archant

Police have described a list of witnesses who may have been in the area when a young Dagenham woman was attacked with acid.

Naomi before attack

Naomi before attack - Credit: Archant

Naomi Oni had just got off a bus in Lodge Avenue when someone concealed with a veil threw the chemical at her.

The 20-year-old shop worker’s face and body was severely burned by the substance and she spent almost a month in hospital.

Police, who have not arrested anyone in connection with the attack at 12.40am on December 30, are now appealing to people who may have been in the area at the time to come forward,

One was a white man of medium build, aged 20 to 30, wearing a black coat and walking a small black and white dog.

Another was a black man, aged 20 to 30, who got on the 368 bus at Barking Railway Station and got off at Lodge Avenue at around 12.45am. He was around 5ft5in tall wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a black hooded top.

Call Barking and Dagenham CID on 0203 276 1056 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.