New fire chief named

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

A SE­NIOR com­man­der who re­voked the con­tro­ver­sial “stay put” pol­icy for res­i­dents of Gren­fell Tower has been ap­pointed as the new London Fire Bri­gade com­mis­sioner.

Andy Roe is set to re­place Dany Cot­ton af­ter it was an­nounced she would be step­ping down early in the wake of crit­i­cism over the bri­gade’s re­sponse to the blaze. Mr Roe made the de­ci­sion to aban­don the “stay put” ad­vice min­utes af­ter be­com­ing in­ci­dent com­man­der on the night of June 14.

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