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Grenfell barrister apologises to families on behalf of government

09 December 2021

A barrister representing the government has told the Grenfell Tower public inquiry it was "deeply sorry for its past failures" with regards to safety.

52 of the 120 flats in the tower housed Disabled residents. 15 of the 37 residents classed as ‘vulnerable’ – Disabled people – were killed. 72 people died in the fire.

Jason Beer QC continued: "This can of course neither change what happened nor compensate them for the immeasurable loss and grief suffered. The department believes that it must examine its own conduct and candidly accept mistakes, errors and omissions when the inquiry identifies them.”

Read more on the Grenfell Inquiry on the BBC website.