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London police: Manslaughter charges being considered in Grenfell Tower fire

The authorities will not check the immigration status of anyone affected by the fire, McCormack added.

The cladding was installed on the 24-storey council-owned Grenfell Tower, which was built in 1974, as part of a refurbishment completed a year ago.

The investigation is one of the most complex ever undertaken by the Metropolitan Police, McCormack said.

Ms Ryan lives on the 22nd floor of Downey Tower and says she now fears for her own safety.

We can make tower blocks perfectly fire safe, and clearly need to urgently build more social housing in areas with high need.

The police also said that insulation and tiles used in the building's exterior cladding had failed fire safety tests.

'We are also concerned about the fridge freezer in this matter and we have been working with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who are working with Hotpoint on the safety of that fridge.

The tower block fire broke out in the 24-storey building (believed to house between 400 and 600 people) just after midnight, trapping victims above the 14th floor.

Grenfell Tower's displaced residents are being moved to a now unfinished luxury block about two miles south of the scene of the fire. Seventy-nine people died in the disaster, and manslaughter is among the offenses being considered in the case.

She said the Hotpoint model, FF175BP, involved was not subject to recall and the manufacturer was doing further tests.

"I do not want there to be any victims of this tragedy that we do not know about".

600 tower blocks across the United Kingdom are covered in similar cladding to the material used on Grenfell Tower.

Two of the 11 buildings so far confirmed by the Government to have flammable facades are the Chalcots Estate in north London, which is removing the cladding, and the Mount Wise Tower in Plymouth.

Addressing Parliament earlier Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May said a statement on the test results of the cladding samples taken from Grenfell Tower would be made in the next 48 hours.

He added: "It is important to be clear that all of our council housing and estates fully comply with current fire regulations and are regularly inspected".

Scotland Yard has launched a manslaughter inquiry after it emerged that the outside cladding and insulation on Grenfell Tower failed safety tests. The council said it had told the contractor that installed the panels it was taking urgent legal advice.

On behalf of people across the whole of the Basildon Borough we send our heartfelt condolences to all those who have lost loved ones and their homes.



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