Grenfell Tower ghoul is sent home to China
A CHINESE tour guide has been sent home in disgrace after he brought a bus full of tourists to Grenfell Tower to take pictures.
The unauthorised stop saw the visitors dropped off just yards from the burnt-out tower in west London where an estimated 80 people died in June.
The coach driver has also been suspended.
Witness John Gregory said: “The driver said they were health and safety experts. Surely there are enough photographs on the internet that they don’t have to come in busloads to take photos?”
A spokesman for coach provider BM Coaches said: “I would like to apologise most sincerely on behalf of BM Coaches & Rental Ltd for the insensitive actions of the group we were contracted to supply transport to. This was an unauthorised visit and as such the company will take the strongest possible action against the driver concerned.
“Such behaviour is completely against the philosophy with which we run our business.”
BM Coaches has sent a donation to the Grenfell Fund.
This is the latest example of so-called grief tourism, with scores of people travelling to the tower to take selfies.
The trend has been criticised by neighbours who accused visitors of turning Grenfell into a tourist site.
At last month’s Notting Hill carnival, police had to erect a “ring of care” round it to stop people taking photos. Gutted shell of Grenfell Tower where an estimated 80 people died and, left, the tour bus