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Parsons Green residents offer free pizza and cups of tea to those affected by terror blast

Parsons Green residents offer free pizza and cups of tea. Credit: ITV News

Free pizza, cups of tea and spare phone chargers were offered up by local residents in Parsons Green following the explosion on the Tube.

West Londoners fastened signs to their front 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.

One of the reasons I'm here is that my wife and daughter could have been on that train, I live next to the station.

I rang my wife right away, they were evacuated from the house in pyjamas.

I must admit, I have been very, very lucky because they usually get the train to go to my daughter's school, she is 12 years old.

My second reason is that it is a way to say thank you to those who provide services - the fire brigade, police and nurses - because I don't believe they receive enough money.

– Teo Citino, the owner of nearby restaurant Il Pagliaccio,

Other residents from near the site of the attack approached members of the press and offered them access to phone chargers and a place to sit down inside.

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.

A 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 with her husband, said: "I could see people wandering around aimlessly.

"We can see helicopters overhead. It's a little bit unnerving and people look slightly distressed.

"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."