Acid attack victim Naomi Oni says she is 'homeless'

Naomi Oni before and after acid attack Naomi Oni was on her way home from work when acid was thrown in her face

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A London woman left scarred for life after her so-called friend threw acid in her face has said she is homeless.

Naomi Oni suffered severe burns when Mary Konye, who has since been jailed for 12 years, threw acid in her face.

She said since the 2012 attack she has been living in hostel whilst also being a carer for her mother.

Southwark Councillor Ian Wingfield said: "Southwark Council is assisting Ms Oni and her mother with their application for housing."

Ms Oni, 22, told BBC London 94.9: "I'm tired of telling people how I feel then going back to a one-bed hostel with my Mum."

She said she had been living in the same room as her mother for the past 12 months.

"Since that date's happened, I've never had freedom," she added.

"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."

Mr Wingfield, deputy leader and cabinet member for housing at Southwark Council 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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