Sunday 23 July 2017

Man arrested 'after posting pictures of London tower block fire victims on social media'

Falling burning debris at the scene of a huge fire at Grenfell tower block in White City, London
Falling burning debris at the scene of a huge fire at Grenfell tower block in White City, London
Smoke rises after a fire engulfed Grenfell Tower. Photo: Getty
A photo taken by local resident Natalie Oxford shows flames coming from Grenfell Tower. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
A firefighter investigates the remains of a flat. Photo: Rick Findler/PA
A woman cries as she tries to locate a missing relative. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
A police officer helps to evacuate a local resident. Photo: REUTERS
The man is rescued by firefighters after being filmed praying and waving his jumper. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Alexander Britton

A 43-year-old man has been arrested over allegations he posted pictures of a Grenfell Tower victim on social media.

Images were posted of what appear to be a partially-covered body following the fatal blaze in north Kensington, west London.

At least 12 people are known to have died as fire ripped through the 24-storey building in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The Metropolitan Police said a man was arrested on suspicion of sending malicious communications and obstructing a coroner.

Officers confirmed the arrest relates to the fire at Grenfell Tower and the man is in custody at a west London police station.

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