Police arrest woman for stealing Grenfell Tower aid cash

The remains of the Grenfell Tower block in north Kensington, west London.' Picture: Getty Images
The remains of the Grenfell Tower block in north Kensington, west London.' Picture: Getty Images
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Police have arrested a woman accused of fraudulently obtaining money meant for Grenfell Tower survivors and bereaved families.

Scotland Yard said the 39-year-old was detained on Tuesday and had been bailed to return on a date in late August pending further inquiries.

It is claimed she is neither a survivor of the tragedy nor someone left bereaved, but attempted to fraudulently get her hands on cash meant for those affected.

The arrest follows a wave of convictions against fraudsters who attempted to profit from the disaster.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed five people have so been convicted on fraud-related charges.

Five further suspects have been charged and “a number of other investigations are ongoing”.

A spokeswoman added: “The Met will continue to investigate anyone thought to be fraudulently profiting from the tragic event.”