Three men from Croydon have been arrested in connection with a video that showed an effigy of Grenfell Tower being burnt.

Three men, aged 19, 46 and 49, all from South Norwood, were arrested under section 4a of the Public Order Act along with a a 49-year-old from Lambeth and a 55-year-old from Beckenham after they handed themselves in last night.

They have been taken into custody.

Footage surfaced yesterday (November 5) online which depicted a large flammable model marked 'Grenfell Tower', complete with paper figures at the windows, being placed over a naked flame and catching alight.

A total of 72 people perished as a result of the blaze in the west London block on June 14 last year, prompting an inquiry into how and why the disaster happened.

The "disgusting and insensitive" video quickly went viral as people watched in shock.

In the clip posted online, raucous laughter can be heard off camera as the effigy is set alight.

A person can be heard saying: "Didn't it start from the 10th floor, though?", while others add: "Help me! Help me!" and "Jump out the window!"

At the end of the clip, someone else can be heard saying: "That's what happens when they don't pay their rent."

The video ends as the model is completely consumed by the fire, with one bystander saying: "Perfect."

Campaigners described the video as a "sickening act of hate".

Natasha Elcock, from Grenfell United, said: "It's a disgusting video. We hope that the police are taking this seriously", while Justice4Grenfell said it "caused great alarm and distress".

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he "utterly" condemned the "sickening" video, describing the Grenfell Tower fire as "one of the most devastating tragedies our city has ever suffered".