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Man charged over Grenfell Tower effigy video

Paul Bussetti, 46, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 30.

The effigy burning was filmed (PA)
The effigy burning was filmed (PA)

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.

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A still from a video posted online of a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower being burnt at a bonfire party in south-east London

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

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.

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