Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Grenfell fire: Retired judge to lead disaster inquiry

Latest news

    Grenfell TowerImage copyright Getty Images

    Retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick has been chosen to lead the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, sources say.

    Sir Martin’s appointment is likely to be announced in a government statement on Thursday.

    Prime Minister Theresa May has said residents will be given a say over the direction of the investigation.

    Police have said 80 people are now presumed dead in the disaster in west London on 14 June.

    But the final death toll will not be known until at least the end of the year.

    Most of those who died in the fire were said to be in 23 of the North Kensington tower block’s 129 flats.

    Sir Martin retired as Lord Justice of Appeal in December.

    View the original article:

    As a lawyer, Sir Martin specialised in commercial law before spending more than 20 years as a judge of the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal.

    In the same category are

    Red Arrows aircraft crashes at RAF Valley Image copyright PA Image caption The Red Arrows are the RAF's aerobatics display team An aircraft used by the Red Arrows display team has crashed ...
    George North: Wales & Northampton Saints wing ‘disciplined’ for missing training George North featured for Wales during their recent Six Nations campaignWales wing George North has been "disciplined" by his club Northampton for mi...
    Cambridge Analytica: Committee calls for Mark Zuckerberg evidence Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mark Zuckerberg has been asked to appear in front of a parliamentary committee Facebook boss Mark Zucke...
    US school shooting: Police investigate Maryland gunfire Image copyright Google Maps Police in the US state of Maryland are responding to reports of several people shot at a high school.Gunfire was reporte...
    Why Janelle Monae is ‘standing up to bullies’ on her new album Image copyright Warner Music Image caption The star addresses social and sexual politics on her new album, Dirty Computer Janelle Monae has rarely...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle choose their wedding cake Image copyright Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen an organic lemon and elderflower cake for their wedding in May. Instead of a...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *