Grenfell Tower cardboard mockup set alight in ‘vile’ Guy Fawkes night stunt

06 November, 2018, 18:13 | Author: Myra Gill
  • The footage has been circulated online

They are a 19-year-old, a 46-year-old and a 49-year-old, all from South Norwood, a 49-year-old from Lambeth and a 55-year-old from Beckenham.

Survivors of the 2017 blaze expressed disgust at the video, which showed a large flammable model marked "Grenfell Tower", complete with paper figures at the windows, being set on fire.

Khadijah Mamudu, whose mother and younger brother escaped the fire, said: "Their actions upset so many people around the world and they need to think long and hard".

TV presenter Alex Beresford was one of many people who shared the video Monday, calling the footage "disgusting" and "pure evil racism".

Undated grab taken from a video posted on social media of a model of Grenfell Tower being burned over a fire. The Met Police say they will investigate whether any offences have been committed.

Other comments include that of a man shouting "jump out the window" and another boasting that he "made the burning people".

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he "utterly" condemned the "sickening" video, describing the Grenfell Tower fire as "one of the most devastating tragedies our city has ever suffered".

The group, who were filmed burning a cardboard cut-out of Grenfell Tower, can be heard jeering "that's what happen when they don't pay their rent", as the effigy goes up in flames.


'To mock that disaster in such a crude way is vile'.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has criticised the "utterly unacceptable" video.

A total of 72 people were killed in the blaze at the West London tower block on June 14, 2017.

The video ends as the model is completely consumed by the fire, with one bystander saying: "Perfect".

In a statement, London's Metropolitan Police Service called the video "vile" and urged people with information to come forward.

Grenfell United, the official organisation for bereaved, survivors and community of Grenfell Tower, said: "It's a disgusting video".

Speaking to Tom Swarbrick, Alex described the video as "hilarious".

A spokesperson for the campaign group Justice4Grenfell said the video had "caused great alarm and distress", and added: "We are disgusted and shocked at the inhumanity and callousness of those involved in this video".

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