Four years since the catastrophic fire of Grenfell Tower, one survivor has said that former residents and their families are still being “denied swift justice” four years on from the catastrophic fire.
Tiago Alves and his family all managed to escape from their flat on the 13th floor in the early stages of the deadly blaze on 14th June, 2017.
On the fourth anniversary of the disaster that claimed 72 lives, 24-year old Tiago recalled the “frightening” and “chaotic” scenes, adding that he was “disappointed” at progress since.
He said recommendations from the phase-one report of the ongoing inquiry into the fire had not been implemented, and highlighted the absence of the social housing white paper in the recent Queen’s Speech.
“Implementing recommendations and the social housing white paper are important pieces of legislation which will help us to feel like it’s moving forward, because a criminal investigation can’t go ahead until the inquiry is over, it does feel like we’re being denied swift justice. It still doesn’t feel like we’re any closer to achieving the justice that people who passed away deserve. It just feels like it’s taking a long time.”