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BBC: Grenfell Tower bonfire: Five men arrested over video

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Grenfell Tower bonfire 'disrespectful' says Theresa May

  • 5 November 2018
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Image caption The Justice4Grenfell campaign group said the video 'has caused great alarm and distress'

A group of people who put a model of Grenfell Tower on a bonfire acted in an "utterly unacceptable" way, the prime minister has said.

A video shared on social media shows a cardboard model of the tower being set alight by a laughing crowd.

Theresa May tweeted: "To disrespect those who lost their lives at Grenfell Tower, as well as their families and loved ones, is utterly unacceptable."

Scotland Yard said the Grenfell Tower investigation team is making inquiries.

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire said the group's actions were "beneath contempt".

A total of 72 people were killed in the devastating blaze at the west London tower block in June 2017.

Commander Stuart Cundy, from the Met's Grenfell Tower investigation team, said any offences committed would be "fully investigated".

"I am frankly appalled by the callous nature of the video posted online. To mock that disaster in such a crude way is vile," he said.

Mr Cundy appealed for anyone with information to contact police.

Dany Cotton, commissioner of London Fire Brigade (LFB), said the footage "cannot be justified on any level".

'Sickening video'

The Justice4Grenfell campaign group said the video "has caused great alarm and distress".

The group said: "This is clearly a hate crime and as a society we should never tolerate these types of blatant acts of hatred.

"We have an expectation that the police will look into this robustly and that the perpetrators will face the full force of the law."

London Mayor Sadiq Khan backed Justice4Grenfell's call for the video to be removed from social media.

He said: "I utterly condemn this sickening video... I urge social media companies to do the right thing and remove this content immediately."

Natasha Elcock, from Grenfell United, said: "Not only is it extremely upsetting to survivors and people who lost family, it's hateful and offensive to everyone that has been affected by the tragic events of that night."

The video has not yet been verified by the BBC.

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Grenfell Tower bonfire: Five men arrested over video

  • 6 November 2018
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Image caption The Justice4Grenfell campaign group said the video 'has caused great alarm and distress'

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence in connection with a model of Grenfell Tower being burned on a bonfire.

A video shared on social media shows a cardboard model of the tower being set alight by a laughing crowd.

The Metropolitan Police said the men - two aged 49 and the others aged 19, 46 and 55 - handed themselves in at a south London station on Monday night.

Prime Minister Theresa May had called the video "utterly unacceptable".

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire said the group's actions were "beneath contempt".

A total of 72 people were killed in the devastating blaze at the west London tower block in June 2017.

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David

So what are the priorities then? Arrests over an admittedly  distasteful video whilst there'x been well over one hundred deaths in the city? That seems to say a lot about them doesn't it.

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ParochialYokal
So what are the priorities then? Arrests over an admittedly  distasteful video whilst there'x been well over one hundred deaths in the city? That seems to say a lot about them doesn't it.


You seem to suggest that the two are mutually exclusive.

The people arrested presented themselves voluntarily to a police station. Once interviewed and if charged, the level of resource expended is hardly such that it would make any tangible difference to the murder and knife, acid and firearm epidemic that is happening in London.
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Zulu 22

It just shows that some people have an inexcusable and disgraceful sense of humour. However, I do believe that in London there are more pressing concerns.

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DB11

Even if it were necessary to deal with them for public order offences, if they handed themselves in why arrest and not voluntary interview other than to satisfy the media?

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46 minutes ago, DB11 said:
Even if it were necessary to deal with them for public order offences, if they handed themselves in why arrest and not voluntary interview other than to satisfy the media?

I questioned that aswell to be fair, they've been arrested for a summary only offence (unless of course they are going for the hate crime) after presenting themselves at a police station from my understanding with solicitors...

That being said the video was utterly disgusting.
 

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SD
6 minutes ago, Jimbo26 said:

Searching an address now so must be looking at something more than a summary only offence. Would also explain the arrest.

I personally wouldn’t be so confident that’s the case. Seen plenty of illegal searches for summary only offences. Mainly TWOC and Harrasment but still, checking it’s an indictable offence seems too difficult for some.

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Jimbo26

It does happen, not sure they would make such a fundamental mistake in the glare of the national press though.

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Chaos

So what have they been locked up for? Section 5?

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9 minutes ago, Chaos said:

So what have they been locked up for? Section 5?

4a POA apparently

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ParochialYokal

Who would hand themselves in at 10pm at night unless, of course, they feared that their front doors would be getting kicked in at 6am the next morning?

 

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14 minutes ago, ParochialYokal said:

Who would hand themselves in at 10pm at night unless, of course, they feared that their front doors would be getting kicked in at 6am the next morning?

 

Kicked in? For a summary only offences?

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bensonby

I’m struggling to see how any offences are made out on the facts reported. Possibly for those who shared the video but not those present at what appeared to be a private venue between like minded people. I’m reminded of the successful appeal from Nick Griffin and Mark Collet some years back. 

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