A PROPERTY millionaire is due to go on trial today after allegedly sharing a video of a burning Grenfell Tower effigy.
Paul Bussetti, 46, is accused of filming and circulating the video in a WhatsApp group.
It showed a group of people laughing as a cardboard model of the tower block caught fire following the devastating blaze in West Kensington that killed 72 people.
The clip – filmed in November at a bonfire party – was shared to YouTube and sparked outrage.
Bussetti is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today for trial.
He is accused of sending a “grossly offensive” video on WhatsApp and causing footage of a “menacing character” to be uploaded on YouTube.
The millionaire is the owner of an £8 million apartment building in Clapham, South West London, and inherited a fortune from his dad after he was murdered in 2002.
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Bussetti, from South Norwood, denies the two charges under the 2003 Communications Act.
The huge blaze at Grenfell Tower killed 72 people on June 14, 2017.
It led to an ongoing public inquiry and anger that the building had been coated in flammable materials.