Head of Grenfell inquiry faces call to resign in public consultation

Head of Grenfell inquiry faces call to resign from the public in consultation

Sir Martin Moore-Bick was told by members of the public they didn't have faith in him

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The head of the inquiry into the fire which engulfed Grenfell Tower was told he didn’t have the community’s confidence by several members of the public in a consultation meeting.

Sir Martin Moore-Bick faced calls to resign at the meeting, with members saying they didn’t have faith in his ability to do them justice and couldn't support the representation on the panel.

The retired judge had opened the consultation at Notting Hill Community Church up to the public, and especially to those affected by the tower blaze.

But one attendee told him, "I don't think you are going to do us justice.

"I'm just watching you here. We need someone who's real."

Another, referencing the fact that the inquiry still isn't up and coming, said: "No more blood, no more blood. Six weeks of blood, get on with it. Tell the truth."

At least 80 people are believed to have died after a fire engulfed the 24-storey tower in Kensington last month.