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Man arrested for ‘opening body bags and taking pictures of Grenfell victims’

White City Tower Block Wednesday 14th June 2017  Man arrestted for opening body bag outside the tower block after a man jumped from the Eight floor at 1.30 on the morning More than 30 people are feared dead .Exculsive ©UKNIP

A man has been arrested for opening body bags at Grefnell Tower and taking photos of victims.

The man, whom we have chosen not to publicly identify, posted the photos of the deceased victims to Facebook because he said he wanted to help identify them.

The Met Police said a 43-year-old man had been arrested near Latimer Road station in North Kensington at around 6pm.

He was arrested on suspicion of sending malicious communications and obstructing a coroner.

However the graphic photos, which have been seen by Metro.co.uk, are still on Facebook – despite a number of commenters reporting them to the site. The posts have also been flooded with negative comments.

In one of the posts, the man claims the body of a victim was left outside his flat for two hours before police or ambulances arrived.

He writes ‘Does any one know this body laying outside my flat for more than two hours’, before attaching five photos of a deceased victim’s upper body.

epa06027712 Firefighters and forensic investigators attend the scene of a fire at Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey apartment block in North Kensington, London, Britain, 14 June 2017. According to the London Fire Brigade (LFB), 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters have been deployed to put out the fire that broke out around 1:00 am GMT. At least six residents died in the fire and a number of others have been treated for a range of injuries.  EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

In another, he didn’t write any captions but posted two photos and a video of a closed body bag.

When asked by a commenter if he had opened the body bag, he replied: ‘Yes.’

At least 12 people have been killed in the devastating blaze that ripped through Grefnell Tower in North Kensington.

Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 14, 2017. More than 200 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze and London Ambulance Service said 30 people had been taken to five hospitals. See PA story FIRE Grenfell. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire

Police warn that the death toll is likely to increase significantly as fire crews continue the search and rescue operation.

Another 79 people have been rushed to hospital, 18 of whom are in a critical condition.

Hundreds have been left homeless, and hundreds more are unaccounted for.

 

Source: Metro UK

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