Martin Ford 26 October 2020

Police make first Grenfell arrest

An arrest has been made by detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire.

The Metropolitan Police has announced that a man has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

The arrest of the unnamed 38-year-old in Sussex on Saturday is the first to be made following the blaze.

A statement released by police added that the arrest was not related to evidence heard last week by the ongoing Grenfell inquiry.

The police investigation into the June 2017 fire, which resulted in the death of 72 people, is being carried out alongside a two-part inquiry.

Evidence is currently being taken relating to the second phase, examining the causes leading up to the disaster.

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