The mother of murder victim Stephen Lawrence has issued an apology to London Fire Service for accusing them of racism.
Ms Lawrence OBE has previously stated there was “no doubt” that racism was involved when firefighters made decisions on that fateful night.
“Nobody wanted to mention the word ‘race’ in the whole thing. Because when I saw the residents who lived in that block, to me it was under no doubt around the racism”
However, on Twitter, she has now said: “I’ve Met @LondonFire & @LondonFBU. I am reassured race played no part in their response to the Grenfell Tower fire. Learning about the conditions firefighters faced that night has been insightful, apologies for any upset caused. I’m confident how valued equality is to LFB & FBU.”
London Fire Brigade replied to Ms Lawrence to show their appreciation for her apology.
A tweet read: “We’re grateful to @DLawrenceOBE for the opportunity to talk with her about the conditions our firefighters faced on the night of the #Grenfell Tower fire. We welcome her comments that racism played no part in our response to the #GrenfellTower fire or any other incident.”