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Woman arrested for posing as Grenfell Tower survivor to get money meant for victims

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A woman has been arrested on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining money meant for Grenfell Tower survivors and bereaved families.

The 39-year-old is said to be neither a survivor of the deadly blaze or someone bereaved by the tragedy.

However, she attempted to fraudulently obtain money meant for those affected, police believe.

A banner with a green heart is wrapped around the Grenfell Tower one year on since the blaze, which claimed 72 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 14, 2018. Thursday marks 12 months since a small kitchen fire in the high-rise turned into the most deadly domestic blaze since the Second World War. See PA story MEMORIAL Grenfell. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Five people have so far been convicted on fraud-related charges relating to the Grenfell Tower fire (Picture: PA)

Scotland Yard said she was detained on Tuesday.

She has been bailed until a date in late August while the police investigation continues.

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The arrest follows a wave of convictions against fraudsters who attempted to profit from the disaster.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed five people have so been convicted on fraud-related charges, five further suspects have been charged and a number of other investigations are ongoing.

A spokeswoman added: The Met will continue to investigate anyone thought to be fraudulently profiting from the tragic event.

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