Tributes paid to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire one year on from disaster

The blaze in the west London tower block claimed 72 lives in the early hours of June 14, 2017

Prominent figures in the worlds of politics, sport and entertainment have paid tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire to mark the one-year anniversary of the disaster.

72 people were killed in the blaze at the west London tower block, with hundreds more left homeless. A vigil was held overnight to mark the anniversary, while Grenfell and a number of other buildings in west London – and Downing Street – were illuminated in green light.

A minute’s silence for the victims will be held nationwide at 12pm today.

Tributes to the victims of the disaster have been coming through on social media this morning (June 14), with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn saying: “We remember those who died and renew our commitment to fight for justice on behalf of Grenfell Tower residents, their families and loved ones.”

Ladbroke Grove MC AJ Tracey uploaded a picture of the Tower in green light last night, along with two heart emojis: one in green, and one broken in the middle.

See a selection of the tributes to the victims of the disaster below.

Back in February, Stormzy urged Theresa May to take action on the inquiry into Grenfell during a power live performance at the 2018 BRIT Awards.