Fears of a Grenfell Tower cover-up as Labour MP who lost artist friend urges police to carry out raids to stop firms and councils from destroying evidence

‘Fears of a Grenfell Tower cover-up has led to calls for raids to take place on businesses and authorities at the centre of the investigation into the deadly inferno.

The Prime Minister and the Metropolitan Police have been urged to seize any potentially-incriminating evidence before it can be destroyed.

Council chiefs and building firms could face manslaughter charges over the disaster, in which at least 58 have been killed.

Labour MP David Lammy demanded urgent action, claiming contractors were expunging details of their work on the tower from their websites.’

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