At least 17 people died in a massive fire that engulfed a west London block of flats, police said, as they warned that figure could rise further.

Earlier, the fire service said rescuers did not expect to find any more survivors in the smouldering ruins of Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington.

Specialist dogs are to be sent in to search for evidence and identification of people still inside.

The Queen has said her "thoughts and prayers" are with families.

People have been desperately seeking news of missing family and friends.

More than 30 people remain in hospital – 17 of whom are in a critical condition.

Prime Minister Theresa May, who made a brief private visit to the scene, has promised a full investigation, as questions are asked about the speed at which the fire spread.