Tuesday 24 April 2018

Singer Adele pays visit to Grenfell Tower fire site

The singer was “so nice” and talked to people, an eye-witness said.

By Lucy Mapstone

Adele made a low-key visit to the Grenfell Tower following the blaze that killed at least 17 people and injured dozens of others.

The singer made an appearance at the site at about 1am on Thursday and stayed for 15 minutes, eye-witness Tom Maughan told the Press Association.

Mr Maughan, 26, from Tottenham, came to the scene to help a friend who was evacuated from the 24-storey building which was devastated by a huge fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning.


He said, of Adele: “She was so nice. She was going around talking to people.

“She tried to keep it on the low but I shouted ‘Adele!’ and she said ‘no, it’s not me’. It was about 1am. She came with her husband.”

Mr Maughan said: “She didn’t have any security with her. It was a bit surprising. She wasn’t hiding her face.”

Pictures of the Hello singer, who was born in Tottenham, north London, emerged on Twitter during her visit.

The social media images showed her dressed in black and looking emotional.

Press Association

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