LABOUR MP David Lammy demanded yesterday that the Prime Minister and Metropolitan Police immediately seize all relevant Grenfell Tower documents to prevent a cover-up in any coming public inquiry.
The Tottenham MP is calling for preservation of all records, including emails, minutes of meetings, correspondence with contractors, safety assessments, specifications and reports.
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.
“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.”
“Within the community, trust in the authorities is falling through the floor and a suspicion of a cover-up is rising.” Although police have the powers to seize all documents, the destruction of documents is not considered a criminal offence if a chairman has not yet been appointed or the terms of reference set, under Section 35 of the Public Inquiry Act.