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London police considering manslaughter charge in Grenfell Tower fire

London police considering manslaughter charge in Grenfell Tower fire”

The testing is part of an investigation into the fast-moving inferno at the Grenfell Tower, which claimed at least 79 lives and raised questions about whether the building's outside coverings, known as cladding, could have contributed to the blaze.

Eleven buildings around Britain have tested positive for the combustible cladding found in the Grenfell Tower. Britain has around 4,000 similar high-rise apartment blocks across the country.

Some 600 high-rises are believed to have cladding, but the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) would not reveal how many samples have been tested in total, saying the priority was to give updates on failed tests and for councils to inform their residents.

About 600 towers across the United Kingdom have been clad, and some of these are likely to have flammable systems, the Department for Communities and Local Government has estimated.

May told the House of Commons on Thursday that tests are being conducted on cladding in similar buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14 that killed at least 79 people.

She said: 'We paid a lot of money to live here, and we worked hard for it.

The buildings would be re-clad with a fire-resistant cladding system.

Former Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman said the results of cladding tests were chilling and called on the Prime Minister to get a grip on this personally.

It was unclear whether the Camden example was one of the seven mentioned by the government.

The cladding was installed for beautification and insulation despite warnings from local residents about fire safety as part of a major refurbishment of Grenfell Tower that was completed past year.

She added: "Our investigation is to establish how the fire started".

The full terror awaiting firefighters at Grenfell was laid bare yesterday by footage filmed inside a fire engine as it raced toward the tower. But she said knowing her family is living in a building with potentially flammable cladding was unnerving.

"Shortly before I came to the chamber, I was informed that a number of these tests have come back as combustible", she said. "Now we are anxious that we are not safe".

Insulation and tiles recovered from the building failed fire safety tests, they said.

That meant "staff driving a vehicle and walking around" to identify buildings that looked like they might have aluminium composite panels, McCormick said. The government will work with local authorities to make sure any unsafe material is removed and residents are safe, she said.

"The Home Office has assured us that they are not interested in people's immigration status and we are not interested in looking at that".

Metropolitan Police Detective Supt.

"For any guilty parties there will be nowhere to hide", she said.

Her statement follows the resignation of the chief executive of the council that runs the borough where Grenfell fire took place.



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