Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

Man charged over Grenfell tower effigy video

Still from video posted on social media of a model of Grenfell Tower being burned over a fire.

Monday, April 15, 2019

A 46-year-old man has been charged after a video showing an effigy of the Grenfell Tower being burned was posted online.

Paul Bussetti, from South Norwood, south east London, is accused of two counts of sending or causing to be sent grossly offensive material via a public communications network.

Scotland Yard said he will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday April 30.

A still from the video posted on social media of a model of Grenfell Tower being burned over a fire. 

Six men were arrested and a seventh interviewed under caution over the video, which sparked outrage when it was posted online in November.

A total of 72 people died as a result of the fire at the west London tower block on June 14 2017.

Read more

Grenfell fire could lead to 'cultural change' of safer buildings

Cancer-causing chemicals found by Grenfell Tower site