He added: “Family liaison officers are supporting families, and that includes those people we know to be dead; some of those who are critically ill and sadly those people who we have been told were in Grenfell Tower that night who we have been unable to trace.
“Work has been ongoing throughout the night and continues today, so we can get as good an understanding as possible about who we believe to be still missing.
“Sadly that work leads me to believe that the number of people missing, but as yet unaccounted for has risen from yesterday’s figure of 58.
“Today, police teams continue their support to families, and make enquiries to cross check the number of those missing.
“I have always said I will be accurate about what I know, so the next figure of those presumed dead and missing will be released Monday, 19 June.
“The figure will be higher but I do not wish to speculate on that number today.”
“I must consider the fact that there may be others in the building who, for whatever reason have not been reported to us. There is also a real possibility that there may be people in the building that no one knows are missing.
“I want to hear from anyone who believes that they know someone who may have been living, staying or visiting but has not yet been reported missing to us. We are not interested in your reasons for not telling us sooner, we just want to understand as best as we can who may still be inside the building.”
Anger is mounting among residents and in the community after “years of neglect” from the council and the government. Over the weekend rebels stormed the council offices looking for answers, as the quest to unveil the damning truth behind the building’s flammable materials continues.