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03 July 2017

Grenfell Tower fire | Secret video leaked about fire victims

Private footage emerges about the lack of support for Grenfell Tower victims

A VIDEO has emerged online of a volunteer calling out the lack of support for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

The vision was recorded from a private meeting regarding the blaze that claimed at least 80 lives in West London last month.

Keith Shaw posted the video to Facebook claiming it is a secret recording and there were attempts to prevent the content of the meeting being distributed.

At the start of the recording a woman who is off camera reminds everyone that recording is not permitted, giving the reason that some people do not feel comfortable being filmed.

This causes unrest, with other members of the meeting stating that the public deserves to know what is being spoken about.

The video shows a woman who claims to have been “on the ground” helping victims since the tragedy took place.

She speaks about the horrible conditions that these people have been left in and the mistreatment they are receiving from government and charity organisations.

“There is no counsellors for these people. I am dealing with people coming into the village with no shoes, no food, they are in hotels that provide breakfast for them only and no dinner.”

“I am hearing stories of people being knocked on their door at two o’clock in the morning being told they are being evicted, that there is a car waiting for them and they have to go.”

Smoke rising from the burning 24 storey residential apartment. Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images

Smoke rising from the burning 24 storey residential apartment. Picture: Carl Court/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

She states that the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) sent out a letter saying that residents will have to declare any financial help that they are receiving as a result of the fire as it will affect their housing benefits.

“You have got people that have language barriers that do not understand this … you have got people in a traumatised condition and you are pushing documents in front of them.”

According to the statements made in the video, there are no case workers for affected victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

“There are no social workers for these people,” she continues.

She reveals that the clothes and other donations that were sent to relief centres were denied to the victims by the Red Cross and the council, claiming they were trying to “sell them off”.

Since the video was shared on Mr Shaw’s Facebook page, it has been viewed more than five million times, with thousands of people expressing outrage and praising the woman in the video.

“Amazing, amazing woman” one Facebook user said.

“What a woman. Well done on putting the truth out there.” another wrote.

The passionate woman in the video believes the government has the “capacity” to assist but is turning a blind eye to the situation.

The remains of Grenfell Tower. Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images

The remains of Grenfell Tower. Picture: Carl Court/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

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