Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Ian Wingfield's statement on the verdicts of the Lakanal House fire.
10 weeks of evidence and over a 100 witnesses involved
Three people were injured in Denmark Hill after a workshop was set on fire by the blast
A third man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Jerome Edwards.
23-year old Jerome was found with gunshot wounds at a flat in Camberwell on April 14th.
He later died in hospital.
This afternoon a 25-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. He's been bailed to return pending further inquiries.
One man has already been charged with Jerome's murder.
Detectives have charged a man with the murder of Jerome Edwards. He was shot dead in Camberwell last weekend.
A 26 year old man will appear at Bromley Magistrates' Court later today charged with the murder and the attempted murder or another 20 year-old male.
A second man was also arrested in connection with the investigation. The 31 year old man has been bailed to return to a south London police station in late May pending further enquiries.
The London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson has said the Fire Brigade has improved its systems following the inquest into the Lakanal House fire. Six people died in the blaze in 2009.
One of the problems which was highlighted was that staff who answered 999 calls from residents did not have accurate information on the state of the fire. Nina Hossain spoke to Ron Dobson.
Six people died when a tower block in Camberwell went up in flames in 2009.
Today, an inquest was told that lives could have been saved that day at Lakanal House.
The Jury found that Southwark Council had 'numerous opportunities' to carry out fire safety checks inside the building.
The London fire brigade was also criticised for the advice they gave to those trapped inside the flats, and for being 'unfamiliar' with the layout of the block.Paul Brand and Ronke Phillips have our two reports.
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The jury found that Catherine Hickman should have been told to get out. It could have been possible for her to save herself - she could have been able to get out if told to.
They said that London Fire Brigade failed to prioritise her rescue, and confusion over the layout of the building prevented firefighters from getting to her quickly.
The jury said that Dayana Francisquini also should have been able to get out of the building but she didn't know about the escape balconies. Despite numerous phone calls, London Fire Brigade failed to prioritise directing rescue teams to her flat. She died of fire fumes with her two children.
Dayana Francisquini, 26, and her children, six-year-old Thais, and Felipe, three, were among the victims of the fire at Lakanal House in Camberwell, south east London, in July 2009.
Helen Udoaka, 34, her three-week-old daughter Michelle and 31-year-old Catherine Hickman were also killed.
They all lived on the 11th floor.
The jury was asked to give a written narrative detailing its conclusions in each case.
The jury found that Lakanal House had inadequate fire protection to prevent the fire spreading from one flat to the next - Southwark Council and its contractors missed opportunities to check fire safety.
A lack of fire resistance around flat doors and around stairs led to the failure of compartmentation of up to 60 minutes. Fire risk assessment might have highlighted these failures and bought firefighters more time to save lives.
The coroner at the inquest into a fatal tower block fire has begun summing up the evidence today. Six people died in the blaze at Lakanal House in Camberwell in 2009. Rags Martel reports.