Another victim of the Grenfell Tower fire has been formally identified.
He is 50-year-old Ernie Vital, who was described as a “loyal son” in a family statement.
It follows the formal identification on Tuesday (August 22) of mum-of-five Sakina Afresehabi .
A statement from the family of Mr Vital, released by Scotland Yard , read: “Ernie was a polite 50-year-old man and he worked in the catering industry.
"He was a creative individual who pursued a creative life. He was a proud, humble, mature and independent man.
"He was a loyal son and a law abiding citizen who maintained good relationships with all those he met in society.
“He will be remembered as a kind, sensitive and caring person with a warm hearted smile. His pursuit of happiness has been abruptly and dramatically stopped by the Grenfell Tower tragedy. His family and friends will miss him dearly.”
Police announced on Monday (August 21) that a total of 52 victims of the fire had been formally identified.
The figure does not include Logan Gomes, who was prematurely and stillborn in hospital on June 14 , and has been recorded by police as a victim of the fire.
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