Follow the latest updates as police say they expect death toll to rise in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster in west London

Camden council, in north London, is conducting “additional fire safety checks” to reassure residents in its tower blocks following reports that the firm responsible for the cladding in the Grenfell Tower disaster was also involved in recladding on five blocks in the borough.

A spokesman said:

Camden has a robust fire safety policy in place and we will continue to work closely with the London fire brigade to ensure our fire safety procedures meet the latest advice and guidance. All housing blocks on our estates receive fire risk assessments and additional fire safety checks will now be made to continue to reassure residents.

We stand ready to respond to any new advice from London fire brigade that may emerge from today’s tragic incident.

Adel Chaoui from London, whose cousin Farah Hamdan, her husband Omar Belkadi and their six-month-old daughter Leena Belkadi are missing, urged the police to release more information.

He said: “I have been asking police if there are any unidentified people in hospitals. I want them to let us know but they are saying that they cannot give information and don’t have it to hand. All we want to know is whether anyone has not been identified yet.”

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