A Grenfell Tower survivor, referred to in the opening speeches of the inquiry into the tragedy, will provide vital evidence about how the fire could have been prevented.

As chair of the Grenfell Tower Leaseholders’ Association, Shah Ahmed had campaigned tirelessly about the poor management and housing standards of the tower block over many years.

Andrew Brookes, acting for Mr Ahmed, said that while his client declined to comment at this early stage, his witness statement and evidence to the inquiry would be crucial to examining the events leading up to the tragedy.