London Fire Brigade interviewed under caution over Grenfell


London Fire Brigade has confirmed that it has been interviewed under caution by the Metropolitan Police over the Grenfell Tower fireplace.

The fireplace destroyed the Grenfell Tower block of flats in Kensington, London in June 2017, killing 72 folks inside.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) stated that it had been questioned voluntarily “as a body, rather than an individual” in relation to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Dany Cotton
Image: London’s Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton stated the bereaved and survivors of the blaze wanted solutions as to what occurred

Dany Cotton, LFB commissioner, stated the bereaved and survivors of the tower fireplace wanted solutions.

“As the fireplace and rescue service attending the Grenfell Tower fireplace it’s totally right that we’re a part of the investigation.

“Hundreds of firefighters, officers and management officers have already supplied voluntary police interviews and we’ll proceed to do all we are able to to help investigators.

“We will also continue to ensure firefighters, officers and control officers and other Brigade staff are supported throughout this investigation and the ongoing public inquiry.”

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In a press release, the Metropolitan Police stated it had to date carried out 17 interviews under caution as a part of their investigation.

The interviews, the service stated, had been for “gross negligence manslaughter, corporate manslaughter, and health and safety offences”.

London Fire Brigade added that it was aiding “in every possible way” to forestall the same incident from taking place sooner or later.

The Metropolitan Police stated in June that 13 interviews had been carried out under caution by these concerned within the legal investigation into the fireplace.

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Image: Metropolitan Police stated 17 interviews under caution had taken place as a part of its investigations

Back in March, police stated that no costs had been more likely to be introduced ahead till at the least 2021, saying it might be “wrong” to not wait till the ultimate report of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

A report from the primary part of the general public inquiry into the catastrophe is because of be revealed in October, with the second part starting in 2020.

The Grenfell Tower fireplace started on the fourth ground of the block in a fridge freezer, spreading up the constructing’s 23 flooring within the early hours of the 14 June 2017.

Flammable cladding, which was put in on the constructing in a latest renovation, is assumed to have contributed to the unfold of the fireplace.