The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire may consider individual as well as corporate manslaughter charges, London's Metropolitan Police has said.

Detectives are also investigating eight cases of fraud involving people who claimed money following the disaster and four possible thefts from flats on the lower levels while the building was under 24-hour security, the force revealed during a briefing today.

Police now believe that the death toll from the blaze on 14 June may fall slightly from the current estimate of around 80.

Commander Stuart Cundy said the progress made in terms of recovering remains was "much higher" than he had expected three months ago.

Some 60 of the estimated 80 people killed in the fire have been formally identified, he said, adding that the exact figure would not be known until the investigation was complete.

He said the 80 figure "may come down a little bit" due to the recoveries made from the tower, the number of identifications made and video evidence from the night.

CCTV viewed by police showed that 240 people left the tower between midnight and 8am on the night of the fire.

But, he said, there could still be people with no social or family connection outside of the tower, and not on any official lists, who therefore could still be within the high-rise.

He declined to put a number on how many the death count could fall by.