‘Grenfell Tower fraudster swindled £85k’

A homeless man has denied fraudulently claiming £85,000 in hotel bills and support from the Grenfell Tower fire disaster fund. Alvin Thompson, 50, allegedly embarked on the year-long scam following the blaze in June 2017, in which 72 people lost their lives and many more were injured. He claimed that he had been sleeping on the stairwell of Grenfell Tower for several years, and was there the night the fire broke out. It is said he claimed £59,949.12 from stays…

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