Grenfell Tower Inquiry LIVE: Toddler had his life 'cruelly snatched away'

By Stewart Paterson For Mailonline

Published: 09:40 BST, 23 May 2018 | Updated: 09:41 BST, 23 May 2018


A toddler who died in the Grenfell Tower fire along with his mother had his life 'cruelly snatched away from him', his relatives said ahead of the third day of the public inquiry.

Two-year-old Jeremiah Deen was killed with his mother Zainab Deen, 32, in the June 14 blaze.

The pair were found dead at each other's side on the 14th floor.

Two tributes written by Ms Deen's father, Zainu Deen, will be read out on today - the third day of commemorative hearings ahead of the start of oral evidence.

Maria Deen, Ms Deen's step-mother, said on behalf of her and her husband: 'It was incredibly difficult to write these words for Zainab and Jeremiah.

'How do you summarise what it means for such a tiny child's life to be cut short? He was just an innocent boy who had no opportunities, he hadn't even started to live yet. He hadn't even

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