Statement from Jason Allday following the Phase 1 report for the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry


Following the release of the Phase 1 report for the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry, Jason Allday, network engineer for Cadent was mentioned in the report.
Mr Allday will not be giving any media interviews but has released the following statement.
“I do not consider myself “an unsung hero” as reported in some of the media this week.  I saw what was unfolding on TV and I called my line manager and we decided to head to site.
“My team and I worked to cut off the gas supply to Grenfell Tower as quickly and as safely as we could.  
“This report is for those who were affected by the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.  I feel the focus should be on them, not myself, as I was just doing my job.
“My sincere sympathy goes out to those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.”


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