Grenfell Tower fraud suspect Anh Nhu Nguyen denies charges at crown court hearing

A man accused of pretending his family died in the Grenfell Tower disaster to get compensation has pleaded not guilty.

Anh Nhu Nguyen denied two counts of fraud by false representation when he appeared at Southwark Crown Court.

The 52-year-old was refused bail and remanded back in custody.

A previous hearing was told he had allegedly claimed he lived in the North Kensington block and that his wife and son had died in the blaze.

Nguyen, of Beckenham, southeast London, is accused of conning charities and Kensington and Chelsea Council out of almost £10,000.

More than 80 people died in the Grenfell fire, which also left many more homeless.

A trial date has been set for 4 December.

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