Arrest over video of people entering east London home | London

Police have arrested a man, 18, after a video posted on social media showed people entering a private home in Hackney, east London, Scotland Yard said.

The Met said on Monday night: “An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance and is currently in police custody.

“The arrest follows an investigation into social media footage which featured a number of incidents, including apparently unsolicited approaches made towards members of the public in the street or on transport, and entering addresses without the apparent permission of the owners.”

DCS James Conway of the central east command unit, which is responsible for policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said: “I do not underestimate the widespread upset, distress and concern that these videos caused.

“Some people have referred to these as prank videos, but I hope that this significant development demonstrates just how seriously we have been taking this investigation since this footage began circulating online.

“A number of these videos were produced, impacting on many different people and our investigation remains ongoing as we seek to build a strong picture of both the activity featured in the footage and impact on the public.”

A video shared on social media shows a man entering a home through an open front door while a resident is cleaning outside. He then speaks to a male resident and sits down on a sofa briefly before leaving.

With PA Media

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