The Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade Ron Dobson has been giving evidence at the inquest into the fatal fire at the Lakanal House tower block in Camberwell. Six people were killed in the blaze in July 2009. Ronke Phillips reports from the inquest at Lambeth Town Hall.
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