She came to try to make up for her mistake but it only served to enrage this close-knit community even more.
Theresa May had provoked widespread criticism and anger on Thursday after failing to visit the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire when she came to the Westway road staying for 15 minutes and swerving any contact with locals.
On Friday afternoon, word spread she was due to come back, this time to visit St Clements Church, where volunteers had been boxing up donations. Before long a crowd had gathered, filling the street outside the church.
As they waited, the people became increasingly hostile, shouting at her to come out and face them. One man began chanting: Get her out! Get her out!, while another screamed at police barring the door to the church: Why have you brought her here? If she cared she would have come yesterday.