Grenfell Tower inquiry: Sir Martin Moore-Bick reassures victims it will provide them with answers

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Sir Martin Moore-Bick reassures victims it will provide them with answers

The judge (stock photo) was speaking in central London as the inquiry opens

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The chairman of the Grenfell Tower inquiry has opened proceedings by reassurkng all victims of the tragedy it will provide them with answers.

Sir Martin Moore-Bick, who was chosen by Prime Minister Theresa May to head up the probe, made the remarks in a speech at the Grand Connaught Rooms, near Holborn, on the first day of the investigation.

It was streamed live to a screen at Notting Hill Methodist Church, where victims and survivors of the tower fire were watching.

The retired judge expressed his hope the probe would provide the victims and survivors with a “measure of solace”, and acknowledged the “anger and betrayal” felt by those affected by the tower fire.

Sir Martin went on to outline the terms of reference for the inquiry, which included the multi-million pound refurbishment of the tower block.

Cladding added to the tower’s exterior during this work is believed by many to have increased the spread of the flames.

At least 80 people died in the fire in June, and a silent march for the victims will take place for the victims in Notting Hill Methodist Church.