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Man denies falsely claiming £70,000 meant for Grenfell survivors

A man has denied falsely claiming more than £70,000 meant for Grenfell Tower fire survivors.

Daniel Steventon, 37, who appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday, allegedly claimed £74,225 in "hotel accommodation, monies and services".

Steventon, of Brondesbury Villas, Kilburn, north-west London, denied fraudulently claiming handouts between August 16 2017 and May 4 last year.

Steventon claimed to be living in the 24-storey block of flats in North Kensington at the time of the fire in June 2017.

He appeared wearing a dark suit and tie and sat in the dock before he gave his plea.

Carmel Daly, 49, and Robert Kenneally, 51, are also accused of claiming a total of £47,802 in "accommodation, goods and services" between June 14 2017 and August 23 2018.

The couple, of Warwick Lane, West Kensington, in west London, did not appear at Tuesday's hearing because of medical issues, the court heard.

A total of 72 people died, and more than 70 others were injured, when the block of flats was engulfed in flames on June 14 2017.

Daly and Kenneally will appear at the same court on July 8 and, if the matter proceeds to trial, the three defendants will appear together at a hearing on August 30.

The trial for Steventon, who was bailed by Judge Giles Curtis-Raleigh, has been scheduled for February 24.