Grenfell inquiry: TV images 'influenced' stay-put policy change

TV news footage showing Grenfell Tower in flames led to the fire service abandoning its "stay put" advice to residents, a senior officer has said.

TV news footage showing Grenfell Tower in flames led to the fire service abandoning its "stay put" advice to residents, a senior officer has said.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Adrian Fenton told the inquiry into the June 2017 blaze that seeing the "visual overview" saw him discuss the policy with the control room manager.

The standard advice was abandoned two hours after the fire's start.

Mr Fenton agreed the images were the "influencing factor" for his actions.

source: BBC

2018-07-17 22:23
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