How Londoners - and Jamie Oliver - are stepping up to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy

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Dave Fawbert

Just 11 days on from the second terrorist attack to hit the capital this year, another tragedy strikes, with the shocking news of the blaze at the Grenfell Tower on Latimer Road.

While we do not know what the final toll will be in terms of lives lost – it currently stands at six – there is no doubt that it will be an unbelievably difficult time for all those affected, with many injured and, of course, homes and possessions destroyed.

Fortunately, though, like those aforementioned attacks, people are once again wasting no time in rushing forward to help, actions which deserve to be celebrated.

Support centres were quickly set up:

While people of all religions united to offer their help:

Local residents opened their doors:

Grenfell Tower is not far from the Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush, and offers of support came flooding in, including from chef Jamie Oliver:

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Some people helped the emergency services:

Here is the latest information from the police (as of 12pm):

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