Wednesday 23 August 2017

Man arrested on suspicion of fraudulently claiming to have lost family in the Grenfell Tower disaster

Grenfell Tower in west London. Photo: PA
Grenfell Tower in west London. Photo: PA
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of fraudulently claiming to have lost family members in the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The 52-year-old man is thought to have attempted to gain money and housing by pretending loved ones had died in the blaze.

He allegedly came forward in the immediate aftermath of the fire and was assigned family liaison officers, claiming to have lost his wife and son in the fire.

He attempted to claim financial support stating he had lost all his property, Scotland Yard said.

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