16 Apr 2018

Leaked draft fire investigation report lays bare Grenfell failings

A leaked report into the Grenfell Tower disaster has revealed that not a single life would have been lost if the building’s original facade had been left intact. The interim report confirmed that crucial design flaws in the cladding and windows installed during a disastrous refurbishment allowed the fire to spread rapidly, leading to the loss of 71 lives. The police could use the findings, which confirm reports by this programme last year, as the basis for prosecutions.