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11 Dec 2017

Owen Boycott, The Guardian (UK)

Grenfell Tower: police investigating corporate manslaughter offences

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Criminal offences of manslaughter, corporate manslaughter, misconduct in public office and breaches of fire safety legislation are being considered by the police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire...

"Survivors and the bereaved must be placed at the centre or heart of this process," said Friedman, who represents more than 60 bereaved family members... "I have repeatedly been told that what my clients need is a restoration of their human dignity..."

More than 230,000 documents had been obtained by the public inquiry from manufacturers, building contractors, suppliers and others...

Michael Mansfield QC, speaking on behalf of another group of law firms that represent other bereaved families, said the fire in the country’s wealthiest borough was a "national atrocity"... "n a community that has been ignored, what has happened since then has not restored their confidence..."