Demonstrators from the Grenfell Tower area had gathered to protest the council's failure to act on warnings over fire safety in the building. So the criminal investigation really has to come first.
"There are 58 people who we have been told were in Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing and therefore, sadly, I have to assume that they are dead".
Adding: "When we were looking at this when I was DPP in relation to other fires, we were looking at manslaughter charges". She later called for a full public inquiry into the catastrophe. One version of the product [has] a polyethylene core, the other version is around a fire-retardant mineral core."Contractor says that he met all the fire safety standards but the questions are going to be, which kind of siding was used and what were the risks?"
May on Saturday chaired a meeting on the government's response to the fire.
(AP Photo/Tim Ireland). People demonstrate demanding answers over the Grenfell Tower fire, in London, Friday June 16, 2017. At the very least, the survivors of the fire who have lost their homes must be consulted about where they wish to live.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a public inquiry - led by a judge - into the disaster, while Scotland Yard has confirmed that it has launched a criminal probe.
Cundy said police will investigate the tower's refurbishment project, which experts believe may have left the building in the north Kensington area more vulnerable to a catastrophic blaze.
The government has promised a full public inquiry, but that has done little to a sense of frustration and anger among residents and neighbours who demand answers for how the blaze spread so quickly and trapped so numerous tower's roughly 600 residents. Speaking after a church service near the charred remains of the building, Khan said, "It may well be the defining outcome of this tragedy that the worst mistakes of the 1960s and 1970s are systematically torn down".
"In the wake of (the) Grenfell fire, we have to recognize that something has gone badly, badly wrong in this country, that predominantly poor people die in a towering inferno because possibly in the long term (there had been a) lack of public investment", Corbyn told broadcaster ITV.
Two government ministers - Treasury chief Philip Hammond and Trade Minister Greg Hands - said Sunday the cladding used on the building's exterior seems to be banned by British regulations. Hands cautioned that officials don't yet have exact details about the renovation that ended just previous year. "We need to make sure that actually happens", she said. What emerges in the coming weeks and months will be very hard for many people, including politicians and organisations, but we must get to the truth. "We will continue to look at what more needs to be done", Mrs May said in a statement issued by her office.
The Grenfell Tower fire was a "preventable accident" caused by "years of neglect" by the local council and successive governments, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said yesterday. 24 people remain in hospital, with 12 of those people in critical condition.
The Government's £5 million emergency fund is already being spent on clothing and food to help the dispossessed and NHS London will provide counselling and bereavement support to families.