A fire investigation report into the devastating blaze at Grenfell Tower in west London will not be released publicly until the opening of full inquests into those who have died. This could take five years.
London mayor, Sadiq Khan has said people needed answers much sooner and has called for an interim report with demonstrations have taken place around Kensington Town Hall. Khan was heckled by various angry residents, including a young boy.
A spokesperson said “The report will not be in the public domain until that inquest is complete,There is no timeframe for when the inquest will be, but certainly not in the short term.”
Communities secretary Sajid Javid endeavoured to comfort residents and locals from north Kensington and the greater public that the interim findings of investigations by fire officers could be ready soon. Javid has said the findings would be passed to local authorities and ministers to aid with emergency inspections of thousands of tower blocks across the UK, many of which are covered in cladding similar to that on Grenfell Tower.
The London fire service has specified that no interim findings from its fire investigation report or the report itself would be available to the public
The skyscraper fire has claimed the lives of 30 so far, with many more assumed.