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Last updated: 11/06/2018, 3:56 PM

Grenfell Tower Inquiry opening statement

07/06/2018 12:46
London-wide
Grenfell Tower

Today Stephen Walsh QC delivered London Fire Brigade’s opening statement to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

You can read a full transcript of our opening statement on page seven of the pdf, or page 25 of the odt document below.

Summarising the statement Stephen Walsh QC said:

"The bereaved, survivors and residents of Grenfell Tower must be provided with the clearest understanding of what happened on the night of 14 June 2017, both as to the causes of the fire and the manner in which the firefighting and rescue operation was conducted, which would also, of course, inform fire service learning.

"It is the LFB's continuing intention to use all of the resources at its disposal to support the inquiry through both phases of hearings in the coming months."

For more information on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry visit the Grenfell Tower Inquiry website.

Download and read the opening statements from 7 June 2018

Transcript of the opening statements from 7 June 2018 pdf

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Transcript of the opening statements from 7 June 2018 odt

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