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Grenfell Tower victim identified

News   •   Jun 29, 2017 06:01 BST

[Image: Anthony Disson]

One of the victims who perished as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire has now been formally identified as 65-year-old Anthony Disson.

In a new statement, the family of Mr Disson said: "Tony was a real family man. His boys were his life. He was a loving husband, and a one in a million Dad. Tony was the heart and soul of our family, of whom he was extremely proud. He leaves behind four sons, five grandchildren with a sixth due in September, and three great grandchildren; losing him has left a void that can never be filled. Tony was the most generous person you could ever meet, he didn’t have much but would always be there to help people. He had a great sense of humour, especially in the face of the practical jokes the boys would play on him.

"Tony was a fanatic Fulham supporter, and attended many games at Craven Cottage over the years. He was also a big fan of boxing, and introduced his boys into the sport. His son Alfie said ‘Dad would take me, Harry and Charlie boxing from an early age, he would travel all over the country with us, and would be so proud of us whether we came home with a trophy or not. He was the best Dad a son could ever have, I couldn’t have been prouder to call him my Dad. We love and miss him so much. He had a good life so to lose him in such a tragic way has made the loss hard to bear. We as a family are simply heartbroken.

"We would like to extend our gratitude to the emergency services who went into the Tower and brought Tony back to us. Words can never express how thankful we are for their bravery and courage."

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In a previous statement, the family of Mr Disson said: "Our family are devastated at receiving the news that Tony sadly did not survive the fire at Grenfell Tower.

"Tony leaves behind a large family, his wife, sons and grandchildren, including one grandchild he will never get to meet.

"We miss him terribly, and are pulling together as a family and trying to stay strong under these tragic circumstances. We ask at this time that our family are left to grieve in private."