Genfell Tower inquiry updates
The Grenfell Tower Inquiry continues, you can find this week’s general news headlines and updates are on the BBC and don't forget you can still sign up to the second "Our Values" event, hosted by our Chief Executive, Barry Quirk, on Tuesday 24th July.
Last week the Inquiry heard from Firefighter Keen from Paddington Station. Mr Keen did not enter the tower on the night but aided with multiple pumps and firefighting equipment on the outside of the tower.
Mr Keen was trained to apply a covering jet to a high rise tower in order to minimise the risk of a fire spreading externally but this was not done on the night. He went on to say that the turntable ladder was used to fight fire on higher floors after the spread but that these attempts were “hardly making a difference at all”.
There was widespread coverage of the fact detectives investigating the Grenfell tragedy have carried out three interviews under caution over allegations of corporate manslaughter and related offences Sky The Metro
The moving evidence of a Grenfell call handler who tried to comfort a child before she died was reported The TimesNick Hurd, Minister of State for policing and fire service, in comments to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, stated ‘mistakes were made by all of us’ during the Grenfell Rehousing Process The Independent
Further reporting around the Inquiry noted a call handler state that he tried to save lives by “scaring” residents into fleeing their flats Daily Star
There was news a 26-year-old man has been charged with fraud in relation to the Grenfell Tragedy BBC