Grenfell Tower: 79 people now presumed dead in London fire, police confirm

The number of people dead and missing presumed dead after the Grenfell Tower disaster has risen to 79, police have revealed.

Five of those people have so far been formally identified, said Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy.

He told reporters the “awful reality” was that it might not be possible to identify all the victims. Some families have lost more than one member, he added.