Irish Examiner - - News - — Jack Hardy

Free pizza, cups of tea and spare phone charg­ers were on of­fer around Par­sons Green as res­i­dents sprung into ac­tion fol­low­ing yes­ter­day’s out­rage. West Lon­don­ers fas­tened signs to their doors telling any­one af­fected to come if they need any­thing from a bev­er­age to a toi­let break. At the fringes of the po­lice cor­don, Teo Citino, the owner of nearby restau­rant Il Pagli­ac­cio, piled a fold-out ta­ble with free pizza for the emer­gency ser­vices. Ham­mer­smith and Ful­ham Coun­cil was also on hand, open­ing a lo­cal com­mu­nity cen­tre as a rest place for those whose homes were within the po­lice cor­don. So­cial me­dia was awash with peo­ple of­fer­ing a com­fort­ing hot drink to those caught up in the af­ter­math. As the sta­tion was evac­u­ated and hordes of peo­ple flooded the area, Katy Dunn tweeted: “If any­one is feel­ing shocked or con­fused at #Par­son­sGreen, I’m round the cor­ner and the ket­tle’s on.”

James Edge tweeted: “Any­one who’s now stuck in Par­sons Green/Ful­ham drop me a line and I’ll get the ket­tle on! #Par­son­sGreen.” Chelsea and Ful­ham Den­tist, a five-minute walk away from the Tube sta­tion, also of­fered peo­ple a place to shel­ter. Den­tist Dahlia Sunba, who co-owns the prac­tice, said: “I could see peo­ple wan­der­ing around aim­lessly.

“We have tea and cof­fee and bis­cuits. We’re more than happy to give them a cup of tea or cof­fee. “There’s lots of plug sock­ets if they need to charge their phone or make a call.”

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