Windsor fire investigation
In Spain what was initially expected to be a straightforward
investigation into the causes of the Windsor fire is becoming
more and more complicated.
Police are still examining the authenticity of the video
which emerged last week showing what appears to be two people
on the 16th floor of the building recorded in the early
hours of the morning when the top floors were ablaze and
the security services allege that the building had been
Earlier this week, police discovered what was reported
by the media as "a secret exit" in the basement
of the building, previously unknown to them, which could
have been used as a way out by anyone wanting to make a
discreet exit from the building on the night of the fire.
The owners of the building, real estate company Asón,
issued a press release the following day saying that the
"secret exit" was infact one of several doors
leading to and from the underground carpark and there was
nothing secret about it, especially for the 650 employees
who used the carpark everyday.
And yesterday one of the companies with offices in the
Windsor Building, Comparex, applied for permission to enter
into the damaged building to retrieve a fire-proof safe
which the company claims holds confidential documents belonging
to the Spanish Defence Ministry. The Judge leading the investigation
has given her approval and representatives from Comparex
plan to enter the building today.
The Defence Ministry issued a press release yesterday denying
the existence in the safe of any documents which containing
strategic information, or information potentially damaging
to Spain's National Security.
The investigation continues.