Five arrests in Grenfell effigy video probe

Five men have been arrested in connection with an investigation into a video showing the burning of an effigy of Grenfell Tower.

The Metropolitan Police said the men – two aged 49 and the rest aged 19, 46 and 55 – handed themselves in to a south London police station at 10pm on Monday.

They were arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and taken into custody.

Footage which emerged online showing a large flammable model marked “Grenfell Tower”, complete with paper figures at the windows, being set on fire prompted an outcry on Monday.

Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the video, calling it “utterly unacceptable”.