The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower housing block in London in June is 71, after five months of painstaking search and recovery operations.

Police had previously said about 80 people died in the blaze, which tore through the 24-storey tower in west London in the middle of the night, but officers now believe all those who died in the fire have been recovered and identified. The figure has come down because some people…