The Metropolitan Police have revealed that they could bring corporate manslaughter charges against both Kensington and Chelsea Council and the Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Management Organisation for the wrongful death of over 80 people in the Grenfell Tower block fire.
Soctalnd Yard have said they feel they have good grounds to pursue a prosecution against both parties after they failed to up keep health and safety standards on the apartment block which went ablaze on the 14th of June and claimed the lives of over 80 residents.
The case comes after extensive reviews of the building found that a number of safety regulations were breached which includes the exterior cladding that failed standard fire and heat resistant tests.
In a statement to the surviving Grenfell residents the Metropolitan Police said the following: In a statement, the Met Police said: “The Met started an investigation into the cause and spread of the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June.”
“Since then we have stated that it is a criminal investigation, considering the full range of offences from corporate manslaughter to regulatory breaches”
“This is a complex and far reaching investigation that by its very nature will take a considerable time to complete.”
“The Met has made a commitment to the families who lost loved ones in the fire and survivors that they will be kept updated, as far as we possibly can, as the investigation continues.”
“As is routine, we will not give a running commentary on this investigation.”