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Queen offers prayers for fire victims

Press Association logoPress Association 15/06/2017

The Queen has paid tribute to the bravery of firefighters who battled the Grenfell Tower fire.

She also praised the "incredible generosity" of volunteers offering their support to those affected.

In a statement from Buckingham Palace, the Queen said: "My thoughts and prayers are with those families who have lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire and the many people who are still critically ill in hospital.

"Prince Philip and I would like to pay tribute to the bravery of firefighters and other emergency services officers who put their own lives at risk to save others.

"It is also heartening to see the incredible generosity of community volunteers rallying to help those affected by this terrible event."

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