Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

Posted June 24, 2017

Some 800 households in five tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate in Camden are being moved to temporary accommodation after firefighters said they could not guarantee the safety of the buildings, council leader Georgia Gould said.

"It's vital for all of London's residents who live in high-rise buildings, that we learn from investigations into what caused and exacerbated the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower".

In a notice posted online and shared by Dublin Fire Brigade the manufacturer said they have been made aware of an incident involving a Hotpoint branded appliances, manufactured between March 2006 and July 2009.

Documents and materials had been seized from a "number of organisations", she added.

British officials have ordered an immediate examination Friday, into a fridge-freezer that is deemed to have started the f.

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The Taplow tower in the Chalcots Estate in Camden has similar plastic panels that were fitted to the outside of the 24-storey Grenfell Tower. "Where do they think we're all going?"

"The council, Mersey Fire and Rescue Service and the city's housing associations are co-ordinating a comprehensive programme of assessments and inspections and we will be meeting again in a fortnight to look at the next steps".

A United Kingdom fire service spokesman said a failed cladding test did not necessarily mean a building was unsafe and it would depend on amount of cladding and where it was fitted.

"We have been supplying building products for more than 40 years and as a business our focus has always been to supply safe insulation products to make better buildings".

Tests on the building's material as part of the police investigation were "small scale", the officer said, but added: "All I can say at the moment is they (tiles and insulation) don't pass any safety tests".

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Hotpoint said Friday that "words can not express our sorrow at this bad tragedy" and added it was working with authorities to examine the appliance.

Edward Strange said: "We've had two fires here since the cladding was put on and both fires didn't spread so I don't see what the problem is".

"We are working side-by-side with our housing groups and the London Fire Brigade and we remain ready to respond to any changes to national fire safety advice". Samples from 14 buildings in London, Manchester and Plymouth have already been found to be combustible.

London Police say manslaughter charges are among moves being considered over the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 79 people.

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