Greenacre Homes, the south London developer whose site went up in flames in Camberwell last week, was served a prohibition notice by the Health and Safety Executive for fire safety breaches last June, it has emerged

The HSE found that a site in Selhurst had no fire extinguishers and the only alarm was situated in the site cabin. Greenacre was also the developer of a site in Peckham that caught fire in November.

It has been reported that the chief executive of Southwark council wants police to look into possible links between the two fires.

Meanwhile, the London Assembly has called on its housing committee to investigate fire safety in buildings, including possible changes to Building Regulations.