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Grenfell Tower inquiry opens

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5:15am 14th September 2017
(Updated 5:26am 14th September 2017)

The public inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower, that killed at least 80 people, opens this morning.

Its Chairman - retired High Court judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick - will begin by setting out how it will work.

The causes of June's blaze in London will be examined, along with tower block construction and the actions of the local council.

It led to high rises across the country including here in Sunderland being checked, with cladding removed from buildings here on Wearside as a precautionary measure.

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Five Gentoo tower blocks in Sunderland had their cladding stripped as a precautionary measure following safety concerns.

The flats on Church Street North at St. Peter's had their cladding tested, and the landlord reassured residents they were not the same type of those that caught fire in the London tragedy.

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The inquiry will be held in a luxury hotel in Central London - but a church close to the tower block will screen a live video feed of it.

Reverend Mike Long is from the Notting Hill Methodist Church:

It's thought an estimated 350 people were in the tower when the blaze broke out on June 14th.

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