Man who claimed his family died in Grenfell Tower Charged with Fraud

Police have charged a man who claimed he lost a number of family members in the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Anh Hnu Nguyen claims that his relatives were killed in the West London fire which claimed the lives of 80 people.

Police have now charged Nguyen aged 52 with fraud. Everyone who lost someone in the Grenfell Tower Fire will receive £20,000 from charities across the UK and £10,000 will also be distributed those seriously injured and requiring hospital treatment with another £10,000 given to every family as part of a “Fresh Start” grant.

Scotland Yard confirmed that on Thursday he was charged and faces five counts of fraud, he has been remanded in custody and will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court on Friday (30th June)

The Grenfell Tower fire broke out on Wednesday 14 June 2017. Emergency services received the first report of the fire at 00:54am with the fire burning for around 24 hours. 45 fire engines responded to the fire.

Sadly the exact number of people who died within the building will not be known for a number of months however the number of dead and missing is believed to be 80.