UK: Thirteen months after Grenfell fire, police conduct just three interviews
25 July 2018
After 13 months of investigation, the Metropolitan Police announced last week that they have carried out a grand total of three interviews under caution in relation to the Grenfell Tower fire last June. The inferno killed 72 men, women and children, with hundreds more made homeless by the blaze.
In a statement, the Met Police announced that these interviews, which have been carried out since late June, mark a “new phase” in their investigation into the inferno. More interviews were “likely” to be conducted in the coming weeks and months, they declared.
According to the police statement, offences being considered include gross negligence manslaughter, corporate manslaughter and breaches of the Health and Safety Act.
The Met said that the remains of Grenfell Tower will soon be handed over to the local Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) council, as the police forensic work on the building nears completion. What will become of the tower once the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council retake control of it in August is unclear.
The fact that more than a year after the fire only three interviews have been conducted is a devastating indictment of the investigation. The entire criminal investigation is a fraud, with the police dragging the investigation out and refusing to issue any substantive details, on the basis that to do so would be sub judice .
No details have been disclosed as to the identities of those interviewed by the police, or even whether the three interviews have been conducted with three separate suspects, or whether the same individual has been interviewed on multiple occasions.
It remains unclear if this person or these…