England players to hold minute’s silence for Grenfell at World Cup training camp

Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad will observe the silence as they continue preparations for their opening game against Tunisia on Monday.

They will be traning at Spartak Zelenogorsk near St Petersburg before showing their respect for those who lost their lives in last summer’s tragedy.

A nationwide UK minute’s silence will be held at 12pm.

England World Cup training Grenfell tribute

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TRIBUTE: England players will hold a minute’s silence for Grenfell during training today

Grenfell Tower green tribute
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GRIEF: The nation will remember those who lost their lives in Grenfell Tower a year ago

“The terrible tragedy of Tower remains very real, raw and painful for many people”

Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick

On June 14 last year, 72 people lost their lives as the tower block in North Kensington engulfed in flames.

Today.

The London Eye, Downing Street and other buildings near to the site of the most deadly domestic blaze since World War 2 turned green in the early hours of today.

The worlds Grenfell: Forever in Our Hearts adorns the top of the building.

A sound system and a giant screen have been erected ahead of the national silence at midday.

A podium has been placed in front of the site perimeter where, one year on, a giant heart sign with “Grenfell” written across the middle rests.

In a statement, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, said: “The terrible tragedy of  Tower remains very real, raw and painful for many people, every day. My thoughts, and those of all us in Met, are with all those who died, the loved ones left behind, and all those who survived the fire that night.

“The continued resilience and sense of spirit shown by the community at the heart of this tragedy is inspiring. Many of us will take time today – one year on – to think back and remember.

“Met officers and staff continue to work very hard to progress our ongoing investigation, to assist the public inquiry and provide support to families.”

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