Five men have been arrested over a video showing a laughing group of people burning a model of the Grenfell Tower, British police said Tuesday.
The London residential block went up in flames in June last year, claiming 71 lives. It was Britain’s worst residential fire since World War II.
The video clip, posted online, showed a large effigy marked “Grenfell Tower”, complete with paper figures at the windows, being set ablaze on a bonfire. Raucous laughter can be heard.
“Five men have been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence in connection with an investigation into a video posted online that showed an effigy of Grenfell Tower being burnt,” Scotland Yard police headquarters said in a statement.