UK News MP David Lammy urges swift action to allay Grenfell cover-up fears

14:35  18 june  2017
14:35  18 june  2017 Source:   Press Association

Simon Cowell announces charity single release date

  Simon Cowell announces charity single release date Simon Cowell has announced the Grenfell Tower charity single will be released at 8am in the UK on Wednesday (21.06.17). The music mogul organised the recording of the single - which is a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's hit single 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' - last week after seeing footage of the devastating fire that engulfed the 27-storey block of flats in London, leaving over 70 people dead.

Labour MP David Lammy has called on the Prime Minister and Metropolitan Police to immediately seize all relevant Grenfell Tower documents. He said that after speaking to residents, suspicion of a cover - up is rising and Theresa May and investigators must ensure all pertinent documents

Sign up . Labour MP David Lammy has called on the Prime Minister and Metropolitan Police to immediately seize all relevant Grenfell Tower documents. He said that after speaking to residents, suspicion of a cover - up is rising and Theresa May and investigators must ensure all pertinent

David Lammy © Provided by The Press Association David Lammy Labour MP David Lammy has called on the Prime Minister and Metropolitan Police to immediately seize all relevant Grenfell Tower documents.

He said that after speaking to residents, suspicion of a cover-up is rising and Theresa May and investigators must ensure all pertinent documents are protected.

The Tottenham MP said: “Within the community, trust in the authorities is falling through the floor and a suspicion of a cover-up is rising.

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Sign up . Labour MP David Lammy has called on the Prime Minister and Metropolitan Police to immediately seize all relevant Grenfell Tower documents. He said that after speaking to residents, suspicion of a cover - up is rising and Theresa May and investigators must ensure all pertinent

Sign up . Labour MP David Lammy has called on the Prime Minister and Metropolitan Police to immediately seize all relevant Grenfell Tower documents. He said that after speaking to residents, suspicion of a cover - up is rising and Theresa May and investigators must ensure all pertinent

“The Prime Minister needs to act immediately to ensure that all evidence is protected so that everyone culpable for what happened at Grenfell Tower is held to account and feels the full force of the law.

“We need urgent action now to make sure that all records and documents relating to the refurbishment and management of Grenfell Tower are protected.”

Mr Lammy added that justice can only done if all records – emails, minutes of meetings, correspondence with contractors, safety assessments, specifications and reports – are preserved.

He said: “When the truth comes out about this tragedy we may find that there is blood on the hands of a number of organisations.

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Sign up . Labour MP David Lammy has called on the Prime Minister and Metropolitan Police to immediately seize all relevant Grenfell Tower documents. He said that after speaking to residents, suspicion of a cover - up is rising and Theresa May and investigators must ensure all pertinent

Sign up . Labour MP David Lammy has called on the Prime Minister and Metropolitan Police to immediately seize all relevant Grenfell Tower documents. He said that after speaking to residents, suspicion of a cover - up is rising and Theresa May and investigators must ensure all pertinent

People look at tributes near Grenfell Tower (Victoria Jones/PA) © Provided by The Press Association People look at tributes near Grenfell Tower (Victoria Jones/PA) “At this stage, it is my grave concern that the families of Grenfell Tower will not get justice if documents are being quietly destroyed and shredded and emails are being deleted.”

The police have powers to seize all documents, but Section 35 of the Public Inquiry Act, which makes the destruction of any documents a criminal offence, does not apply until a chairman is appointed and the terms of reference set.

Liam Payne and The Who to lead Grenfell Tower charity single .
Simon Cowell has reportedly recruited One Direction star Liam Payne and The Who for his new charity single to benefit the victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze tragedy. Lily Allen, Emeli Sande, Stormzy, Craig David, and James Arthur will also be among the all-stars involved in the fundraiser. The singers will perform segments of Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water this weekend for the single, which will be released on Monday (19Jun17), according to The Sun. Cowell pledged to help the victims of the London fire disaster after watching news of the blaze unfold on TV in the U.S., where the music and TV mogul is currently shooting America's Got Talent, on Wednesday (14Jun17). "I am watching the footage of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Heartbreaking," Simon, who produced the charity single Everybody Hurts for the victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, tweeted on Thursday (15Jun17). "We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight." Announcing his initial all-star line-up on Friday (16Jun17), Cowell revealed he is hoping to secure more big names for the studio session, which will take place on Sunday. "Until that last note has been finished, we will not be off the phone," he says. "We started 24 hours ago and already we're getting calls coming in, mainly from Brits.

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