Mary Konye, 21, has been charged with throwing or casting a corrosive fluid with intent to burn, maim, disfigure, disable or do grievous bodily harm following the attack on Naomi Oni as she walked home from work in Dagenham.
Konye from Canning Town, east London will appear at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
Today the Crown Prosecution Service announced that the Met Police had received authorisation to charge Konye with the offence this afternoon. Damaris Lankin, CPS London Senior Crown Prosecutor, said:
I concluded that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that it is in the public interest to charge Ms Konye with throwing or casting a corrosive fluid with intent to burn, maim, disfigure, disable or do grievous bodily harm.
In February, police said that they had arrested a 21-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man on suspicion of the attack. The man was later released without charge.