The restriction orders on two previous closed sessions have been lifted.
On Wednesday 31 October 2018 the Metropolitan Police Service made an application for a restriction order, as reported in the previous Inquiry update.
The application was taken forward by the Crown Prosecution Service at a closed session (subject to reporting restrictions) on Friday 2 November, which was attended by legal representatives for the bereaved, survivors and residents and also legal representatives for the media. The application was rejected by the Chairman, but the restriction order on the application and proceedings remained in place until the conclusion of the criminal trial in question. The defendant in the criminal trial pleaded guilty on Monday 5 November and the Chairman has now lifted the restriction order.
Directions by Chairman to the Inquiry 31 October 2018 [PDF, 2 pages – 63kb]
Restriction order 1 November 2018 [PDF, 2 pages – 59kb]
Restriction order 2 November 2018 [PDF, 2 pages – 58kb]
Order lifting the restriction 7 November 2018 [PDF, 1 page – 34kb]