The company which managed Grenfell Tower and contractors who carried out the recent renovations could face prosecution, it emerged today as the officer in charge of the investigation broke down when describing the scene at the blaze.
As the number of deaths rose to 79, Commander Stuart Cundy, who is leading the investigation, fought back tears as he admitted that some remains may never be identified because of the intense heat of the fire.
Commander Cundy said a criminal investigation was looking at ‘how the building was managed and maintained, fire safety measures in the building, the construction and the refurbishment.’
It suggest that Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Management Organisation, which ran the block on behalf of the council, the contractors Rydon and cladding company Harley Facades Ltd could all face criminal allegations.
Before the fire, residents complained about power surges and blocked emergency exits at the tower and David Lammy MP has called for prosecutions for corporate manslaughter.