28 Jun 2018

First firefighter on scene at Grenfell gives emotional testimony

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

It’s been another emotional day at the Grenfell Inquiry as the firefighter who was first to enter the flat where the blaze began gives his testimony.

Charles Batterbee crawled into the smoke-filled room to tackle the fire, then radioed colleagues to say “we had done our job”. Today he spoke of his shock at realising the block was still ablaze.

Our Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long heard his evidence.