Disclosure failure helps clear man over burning Grenfell effigy film
(Posted on 23/08/19)Share:
A man who filmed a cardboard effigy of Grenfell Tower being burned on a bonfire has been cleared of posting "grossly offensive" material. Prosecutors claimed footage recorded by Paul Bussetti at a London party was racist but the 47-year-old said it was a "joke" only shared between friends. He was found not guilty after it was revealed a second video from the party had also been shared on WhatsApp. Magistrates said they could not be sure the film was that taken by Mr Bussetti.
Clearing Mr Bussetti, Ms Arbuthnot said she could not be sure the video used in the case was taken by him. She also said, while it was "in colossal bad taste", she could not be certain the figures on the tower were not Mr Bussetti and his friends.