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Man charged with Grenfell Tower fraud

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A man has become the 20th person to be charged with fraud relating to the Grenfell Tower fire.

Shaffick Brimer, of Western Avenue, west London, was charged on Wednesday with fraud by false representation in relation to the tower block blaze.

The 49-year-old is said to have claimed to have lived in the west London high rise and received help and accommodation to the value of around £29,404.

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday July11.

A total of 15 people have been convicted and jailed over fraud relating to the tragedy, which lead to 72 deaths as the fire took hold of the Kensington tower block on June 14 2017.

The total known value so far of related frauds is £705,225.31.

Five other people have been charged.