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Family of man arrested over Grenfell bonfire says they are ‘in so much danger now’

A relative of a men arrested in relation to the Grenfell Tower bonfire party has said his family is ‘in danger’ after the video went viral.

Paul Bussetti is said to have been one of six men who handed themselves in at Croydon Police Station.

The men were all released under investigation on Tuesday evening, Scotland Yard said.

The video showed a large flammable model marked ‘Grenfell Tower’ being set on fire, complete with paper figures at the windows.

Mr Bussetti, 46, and his family are now scared for their safety, a relative told Mail Online.

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She said: ‘We’re in so much danger now. They didn’t want it to go this far. They are not racist. It’s been blown out of proportion.

‘It was horrible what they’ve done. Let them try and forget it.’

The six men – two aged 19, two aged 49, 46 and 55 – were arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.

THIS is the sickening moment a group of Bonfire Night party-goers laugh as they torch a replica of Grenfell Tower in place of a traditional Guy. Shocking footage shows the throng jeering as they burn a cardboard structure with Grenfell Tower written on the side in a sick nod to the tragedy that claimed 72 lives. Onlookers can be heard mockingly chanting "help me, help me" as the tower - with cut-out drawings of residents trying to escape - is lifted onto the bonfire. A woman can be heard heard smirking "Bye everyone! Bye!" as the replica catches fire. In a twisted reference to the London Fire Service's deadly 'stay-put' advice, a man can be heard jeering: "Stay in your flat we are coming to get ya" - while another tells residents to "jump out the window". Another joked: "That's what happens when they don't pay their rent"

Five men have been arrested after setting fire to an effigy of Grenfell Tower

In the clip posted online, raucous laughter can be heard off camera as the effigy is set alight.

A person can be heard saying: ‘Didn’t it start from the tenth floor, though?’, while others add: ‘Help me! Help me!’ and ‘Jump out the window!’

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Another says: ‘Here we go,’ as the fire takes hold.

At the end of the clip, someone else can be heard saying: ‘That’s what happens when they don’t pay their rent.’

The video ends as the model is completely consumed by the fire, with one bystander saying: ‘Perfect.’

The video of the burning effigy sparked outrage across the UK (Picture: PA)

The five men handed themselves in at a police station in South London (Picture: PA)

Campaigners described the video as a ‘sickening act of hate’.

Natasha Elcock, from Grenfell United, said: ‘It’s a disgusting video. We hope that the police are taking this seriously’.

Justice4Grenfell said it ’caused great alarm and distress’.

A total of 72 people perished as a result of the tragedy at the west London block on June 14 last year.



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