Furious mother of teenager, 19, arrested over Grenfell effigy video speaks out after sick stunt

Sean Morrison

The furious mother of a teenager arrested over a viral video showing a model of the Grenfell Tower burning on a bonfire has said she was “disgusted” after seeing the footage.

Louise Connell said her son Bobbi, 19, would “get some words from me” when they are reunited after the teenager was among those allegedly questioned by police over the shocking clip.

Scotland Yard confirmed on Tuesday evening that all six men held by police investigating the "offensive" video had been freed under investigation pending further inquiries.

They were a 19-year-old, a 46-year-old and a 49-year-old, all from South Norwood, a 49-year-old from Lambeth, a 55-year-old from Beckenham, and another 19-year-old.

Fury: Bobbi Connell, 19, and father Cliff handed themselves in

Speaking to the Sun Ms Connell said: "I had no idea they were handing themselves in. In a million years I never thought any of them would be involved in anything like this.

"It's disgusting, absolutely disgusting. I've been shaking since I found out."

It is claimed Bobbi's father, Cliff Smith, had hosted the party at which the model depicting the Grenfell Tower was placed over a naked flame and set alight to a cacophony of laughter.

The video was condemned by Prime Minister Theresa May as well as Grenfell campaign groups.

'Disgusting': viewers of the clip have been left outraged

Ms Connell added: "My heart really goes out to the Grenfell families - people who have lost loved ones and then have ended up reliving the horror by seeing all this. It's like killing these poor people all over again."

Officers were seen searching a south London address in relation to the incident earlier on Tuesday.

Three officers from the Metropolitan Police carried evidence bags into the terrace property in South Norwood.

Aerial images of the property appeared to show charred patches of grass along with an England flag lying across the rear of the garden.

A similar flag was visible behind the Grenfell model in the video.

The property is registered to 49-year-old Clifford Smith, according to public records.

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

During the clip, a person can be heard saying: "Didn't it start from the 10th floor, though?", while others add: "Help me! Help me!" and "Jump out the window!"

Another says "Here we go" as the fire takes hold.

As flames wrap around halfway up the model, a man says: "(inaudible) All the little ninjas getting it at the minute (lots of laughs)."