From Nicholas Paget-Brown, Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea:

We are all heart-broken by the tragic fire and the appalling loss of life at Grenfell Tower.

This is a terrible and shocking event and our hearts go out to the victims, their families and friends and to the residents and wider community.

We are also in awe at the strength, compassion and resolve of the residents and community in coming together to help the survivors and the friends and family of the victims.

The Emergency Services, hospital staff, charities, and our own teams have been working tirelessly to try and help all those affected by this appalling event.

We are working with Government, charities, volunteer and resident groups and the emergency services to help re-house and assist all those affected.

Of course, people rightly have questions and they will be answered. Lessons must be learned from the Grenfell Tower fire and the Government has launched a full public inquiry. We and the Council will cooperate in full with this and all other investigations.

We are deeply sorry for all those affected and will do everything we can do to help them repair and rebuild their lives.