51-year-old lied about the trauma from the boligbrand and to 9,5 years in prison

After the fire in the apartment block Grenfell Tower fabricated a man fake trauma and cheated to provision of housing care. A 51-year-old man from London in u

51-year-old lied about the trauma from the boligbrand and to 9,5 years in prison

After the fire in the apartment block Grenfell Tower fabricated a man fake trauma and cheated to provision of housing care.

A 51-year-old man from London in united kingdom to 9,5 years in prison for having cheated and lied to help 830.000 dollars by having fabricated a fake story about having survived the fire in the apartment block Grenfell Tower.

The 24-storey block of flats Grenfell Tower bread 14. June 2017 in the brand and captured a large amount of boligblokkens residents in a flammehav.

There went 24 hours, before the fire brigade in London got the flames under control. Before that he had 72 people in the apartment block have lost their lives and a further 74 were sent to the hospital.

It was the most deadly fire in the Uk since the Second world War, but for the 51-year-old Alvin Thompson, it was an option.

He reported to the authorities and claimed to have severe trauma from the fire. According to Thompson, he had a homeless person put to sleep on the fifth floor of a tower in the block.

By his own admission, he woke up by the smell of smoke. Then he helped others to escape from the fire on his way out of the block, he has told.

Opposite the doctors he described the recurring memories of stepping over corpses on the way out and the sight of a child in a window surrounded by flames. He gave also an expression of feelings of guilt for having survived.

It was enough to be diagnosed with post-traumatic stressforstyrrelse, PTSD.

But no security cameras had pictures of Alvin Thompson in the evening. Instead, directed the transfers from his account and his passport authorities to a home in the Archway, which Thompson allegedly lived in.

Before the authorities had put two and two together, reached Alvin Thompson to stay for a longer time in a hotel room at the british taxpayers ' expense, before he got a permanent dwelling.

He required since his new home, completely renovated. In all the years the cost up to around 830.000 dollars before he was charged with having defrauded out of the goods.

on Wednesday, he was instead a view to a permanent dwelling for the next 9.5 year in the british prison, since the court in Isleworth gave judgment in the case.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 28 November 2019, 20:00

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