Monday 19 February 2018

Man arrested after allegedly posting pictures of a Grenfell tower victim on social media

A local resident awaiting news of her friend who was caught up in a fire. Photo: PA
A local resident awaiting news of her friend who was caught up in a fire. Photo: PA

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.

A photo taken by local resident Natalie Oxford shows flames coming from Grenfell Tower. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
A photo taken by local resident Natalie Oxford shows flames coming from Grenfell Tower. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

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

Press Association

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