Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Adele visits London firefighters after tower block blaze

"But being with colleagues from the London Fire Brigade when I was in there, colleagues from the London Ambulance Service and other police officers, I think it's fair to say it is incredibly emotional working in there".

Commander Stuart Cundy, of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), said another 26 people are now presumed to have died in the fire, raising the total number to 79. It was about 1am, she came with her husband.

"This day is traditionally a day of celebration", says the sovereign in an unusual tone as celebrations for her 91st birthday.

His remarks came as Nick Paget-Brown, the Tory leader of Kensington and Chelsea council, insisted officials were on the ground "very soon" after the fire broke out following criticism from Mrs May, who said the support given to residents was "not good enough". She was going around talking to people, ' said witness Tom Maughan.

On his LBC show, James shared with his listeners the letter sent by Mr Paget-Brown, to residents living in the borough where the Grenfell Tower took place. The fire has led to national soul-searching about inequalities and neglect of the poor.

Mr Cundy would not be drawn on the specifics of the criminal investigation, including whether anyone had been arrested or raids carried out.

"Whilst it will look at the how, perhaps more importantly, it will also look at why this happened", Cundy said.

5 people who were missing have turned up safe.

The queen went Friday to the bedside of the victims of the fire, which ravaged in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday a social housing building in the west of the British capital.

Mr Cundy described the aftermath of the fire as "an incredibly distressing time for families" and emphasised that the search operation will be carried out "as quickly as we possibly can".

"Whilst I've said I think there may be changes, I don't think those changes will be as significant as the changes we've seen over the last few days", he said. Furthermore, she declined to respond to questions about government oversights that might have risen the death toll.

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