Friday, 3 May 2013

Man throws acid at woman's face on her DOORSTEP causing serious burns.



Tara Quigley, 28, was rushed to burns unit after attack in Romford
  • Man hurled the acid in her face when she opened her front door
  • Her sister Tina said she is 'very distressed' by the attack 
  • Incident happened after Naomi Oni, 21, lost her hair and eyelashes in a separate acid attack

Attack victim: Naomi Oni, 21, who was targeted in Dagenham last DecemberAttack victim: Naomi Oni, 21, who was targeted in Dagenham last December
Attack victim: Naomi Oni, 21, who was targeted in Dagenham last December.
 Police this week charged Mary Konye with carrying out the attack.
 The case is entirely separate from the new one in Romford, Essex

A woman is being treated for serious burns to her face and arms after opening her front door to a stranger who threw acid in her face.
Tara Quigley, 28, from Romford, Essex, was rushed to a specialist burns unit following the horrific attack on Tuesday. 
Her sister Tina said she was recovering in hospital but is 'very distressed'. 
She first answered her door just before 9pm to a man asking for Michelle, police revealed yesterday.
The man went away, but returned 30 minutes later and squirted an unidentified substance in her face when she opened the door again.
Ms Quigley managed to shut her door and rinsed her face with water while an ambulance was called.
Police said she is in a stable condition. 
Tina Quigley said yesterday: 'We are going to see Tara in the morning, obviously she's very distressed at the moment.'
The suspect is described as white, short and aged about 20. He was wearing black clothing and spoke with a foreign accent.
The woman managed to shut the door and rinsed her face with water while an ambulance was called
The woman managed to shut the door and rinsed her face with water while an ambulance was called
Today, a stain was still visible against the door of the two-storey terraced house where it is believed the woman lives with her sister and two children.
A neighbour of the woman said she heard 'shouting and crying' after the attack.

    The neighbour, who declined to be named, said: 'I had just had a shower and was about to go to bed.
    'I didn't see anything. I heard the lady that was going into the hospital. I could hear them shouting or crying. 
    The neighbour added: 'It sounded like she was grunting or calling out for somebody.'
    It comes after a woman was charged with a separate acid attack on a shop worker that left her with serious injuries.
    Naomi Oni, 21, suffered burns and lost her hair and eyelashes after the chemical was thrown at her in Dagenham, east London on December 30.
    Police this week charged Mary Konye with the attack. There is no suggestion the two cases are linked.
    Officers say they are keeping an 'open mind' about a possible motive behind the latest attack.
    Detective Constable Paul Swift from Romford police station, said: 'This was a cowardly attack during which the victim suffered substantial injuries and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this offence, a male loitering around the area before the incident occurred or has knowledge of this matter to come forward.' 
    Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call Havering Borough CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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