Mobility scooter storage and charging reviewed prior to Grenfell Tower blaze

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It has emerged that the company responsible for managing Grenfell Tower had been reviewing fire safety procedures prior to the devastating blaze this week, in particular ‘vulnerable’ residents that use aids such as mobility scooters.

17 people are known to have died so far but officials expect the death toll to rise significantly as emergency services gain access to the tower.

Part of the safety review for the 24-storey tower block in London included the “issue of storage and charging of mobility scooters within communal areas”. There is no evidence to suggest the storage or charging facilities were responsible for starting the fire.