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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Local Government

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A woman who had acid thrown in her face by a friend has declared herself homeless.

Naomi Oni was scarred for life in 2012 when former friend Mary Konye attacked her. Konye was jailed for 12 years earlier this month.

Ms Oni told BBC London 94.9 that she has been living at a hostel, sharing a single room with her mother whom she also cares for, since the attack.

She said: "I've never had privacy to just roll on the floor in my room and cry my heart out. I would just like to be in a secure home."

Ms Oni and her mother have applied to be housed by their local authority, Southwark Council.

Cllr Ian Wingfield, the council's deputy leader and cabinet member for housing said: "We appreciate what a difficult time the family has been through and have been doing all we can to help.

"The council has made the family a direct offer of a home in Southwark, and we hope that this will provide them with an opportunity to move on from recent events."

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