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In one of his posts, Mwaikambo claimed the body of a victim had been left outside his flat for two hours before police or ambulances arrived.

A man has been arrested for posting photographs of the body of a victim of London's Grenfell Tower fire.

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Scotland Yard said Omega Mwaikambo pled guilty to two offences contrary to section 127 of the Communications Act.

The 43-year-old man was sentenced to three months.

Mwaikambo was nabbed after he reportedly posted images online of what appeared to be a partially-covered body.

In one of his posts, Mwaikambo claimed the body of a victim had been left outside his flat for two hours before police or ambulances arrived. He said: "Does anyone know this body lying outside my flat for more than two hours."

The body, which is that of a male, is yet to be formally identified, but one man told the BBC News he believed the photo was his brother, Mohammed.

"This morning we saw a picture of his dead body on social media, and the police didn't know anything about this. This picture shouldn't have been released on social media. The police are saying they couldn't tell us anything until they have more information," the man said.

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According to the police, more than 70 residents remain unaccounted for.

London’s fire commissioner, Dany Cotton, added that it was impossible to say how many victims had died in the blaze at this time.

The death toll is expected to rise as investigators trawl through the wreckage in the search for other victims in the tower’s 120 flats.

At least 30 people are known to have died as fire ripped through the 24-storey building in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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