Police investigating Grenfell Tower fire make first arrest, Report

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Police investigating Grenfell Tower fire make first arrest, Report
Police investigating Grenfell Tower fire make first arrest, Report

Police investigating the Grenfell Tower disaster have arrested a man on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

The unnamed 38-year old was arrested on Saturday in Sussex and taken to a local police station, Scotland Yard said. Detectives released him the same day under investigation.

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The arrest is the first by police investigating the June 2017 fire that claimed 72 lives.

It follows fury among bereaved and survivors at revelations emerging from the public inquiry about the handling of potential evidence.

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Scotland Yard said in a statement on Saturday the arrest in Sussex did not relate to events heard at the Grenfell Tower inquiry this week. They did not name the arrested man.

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The inquiry is not scheduled to finish hearing evidence until December 2021 at the earliest, after which the inquiry panel is likely to need several months to produce a report.

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