world talking news – Fire Brigade could face charges over ‘stay put’ policy during Grenfell disaster
Senior fireplace officers might face fees over the ‘keep put’ coverage that suggested folks to stay contained in the Grenfell Tower, the Metropolitan Police has mentioned.
A complete of 72 folks, together with an unborn child, died within the tower block blaze in west London final June.
Scotland Yard is at the moment finishing up an enormous legal investigation into the catastrophe and has recognized greater than 500 firms and organisations of curiosity.
Talking forward of the one 12 months anniversary of the blaze, Commander Stuart Cundy, mentioned it was doable the London Hearth Brigade (LFB) might face fees beneath Well being and Security laws.
Detective Superintendent Matt Bonner, who’s main the legal investigation, mentioned he anticipated to start questioning suspects within the “close to future”.
Mr Bonner mentioned the stay-put coverage was “a part of our evaluation of what occurred and due to this fact falls throughout the investigation”.
He mentioned: “The LFB would, as every other organisation concerned, have an obligation to conduct their exercise in a way that does not place folks in danger.”