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Grenfell Tower residents 'evicted from temporary accommodation'

Residents of Grenfell Tower who had been staying in a hotel in Kensington were told yesterday they were to be separated and moved with just hours notice, according to the activists working with them.

The tower disaster has made hundreds of people homeless Credit: PA

The Grenfell Action Group said residents were sent letters yesterday morning by the council telling them they would have to move by 4pm to other temporary hotel accommodation across London, in places such as in Heathrow, Lambeth, Southwark and north London. Following intervention by legal observers, they say most of the residents have been now moved together to a hotel in Westminster.

It’s beyond disgusting that after all these people have been through - losing their neighbours and watching their homes burn to the ground - authorities are prepared to tell them that they have hours to pick up their bags and move to some unknown destination, separated from their friends and neighbours. It makes you wonder if anything’s been learned from the Grenfell catastrophe.

– Pilgrim Tucker, Grenfell Action Group

ITV News has approached Kensington and Chelsea Council for a response but so far has not received a response.