Theresa May visits Grenfell community ahead of one-year anniversary
The Prime Minister attended a service at St Clement’s Church and laid a wreath with a handwritten message.
Theresa May paid a visit to the grieving Grenfell community hours after revealing that she will “always regret” failing to meet survivors in the days after the fire.
The Prime Minister attended a service at St Clement’s Church, a stone’s throw from the west London high-rise block, and laid a wreath with a handwritten message on Monday evening.
A moving vigil at St Clement’s Church this evening followed by a very welcoming iftar at Al-Manaar Mosque. #Grenfell— Theresa May (@theresa_may) June 11, 2018
She was accompanied by Fire Minister Nick Hurd, who left a bouquet of flowers.
Afterwards, Mrs May went to the nearby Al Manaar mosque, where she donned a headscarf and joined worshippers observing Ramadan as they broke their fast.
It is understood she spoke directly with survivors during the private evening visit.
The Grenfell fire was a tragedy that should never have happened - and I am determined that it will never be forgotten. https://t.co/LUXC9tnxs8— Theresa May (@theresa_may) June 11, 2018
Earlier on Monday, the PM revealed in the Evening Standard that she will “always regret” failing to meet survivors on her first visit to the scene of the disaster.
She said those caught up in the tragedy needed to know that people in power understood their despair and admitted it “seemed as though I didn’t care”.