‘Tell my sons I love them’: Grandfather made harrowing call from Grenfell Tower at 3am

Rob Waugh

A great grandfather who is still missing after the Grenfell Tower fire made a call from the building at 3am where he told a relative, ‘Tell my sons I love them.’

Tony Disson, 66, became trapped in the bathroom of a flat on the 22nd floor of the block – and phoned friends to say that he could not escape.

He was last in contact with family at 3am, from within the building.

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His wife Cordelia and his three sons have been unable to find him.

The confirmed death toll in the blaze at Grenfell Tower has now risen to 30 but is expected to rise significantly, police have said.

One of his sons, who did not want to be named, told the Daily Mirror, ‘People called my Dad and said, “Put a blanket over your head and get out.” He said he couldn’t as he was in the bathroom and the floor was too hot.’

A boy carried his disabled mother down the stairs (Picture Getty)

‘A friend then called him at 4am and one of the last things he said was, ‘Tell my sons that I love them’. Nobody was able to contact him after that.

The deadly blaze (Rex)

‘I’ve heard that he did not make it, but I have not completely given up hope. I’ve left my details at the rugby club which is being used as an emergency centre and I have been asking around for him.’

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