Protesters who stormed Kensington Town Hall in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire attacked a man in a suit – believing he worked for the company which managed the buildings.
But Robert Outram, 56, was actually a volunteer who had spent his week helping out at the makeshift shelters set up to help victims of the blaze.
The financial consultant – whose firm works for Kensington and Chelsea council – was in the offices when protesters broke in.
They were filmed attacking him – apparently in the belief that he worked for Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation, which had responsibility for Grenfell Tower.
His wife Angela said, ‘He got a big bang on the head, he was thumped, he’s been left with a lump on the side of his head. He was really shaken up by it all.
‘He had nothing to do with any of this. In fact, he’s been volunteering to help the victims.
‘The council didn’t warn anyone about this protest. His picture is online with the wrong name attached to it.’