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23 Sep 2020

Desperate Grenfell victims mistakenly thought police helicopter could rescue them

They were desperate and completely trapped. And, according to a report, this led some victims of the Grenfell fire to mistakenly believe that they could be rescued by a police helicopter.

The police conduct watchdog has been detailing some of the distress calls from the tower on the night of the fire, after complaints from some relatives.

It says that, in future, the public must be clearly told that police helicopters are not able to rescue them.