An Irish woman is among three people who have denied falsely claiming more than £120,000 meant for Grenfell Tower fire survivors.

Carmel Daly, 49, and Robert Kenneally, 51, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court accused of claiming a total of £47,802 in accommodation, goods and services.

The couple, both of Warwick Lane, West Kensington, in west London, each denied one count of fraud between 14 June 2017 and 23 August  2018.

In a separate hearing, Daniel Steventon, 37, of Brondesbury Villas, Kilburn, north-west London, denied claiming handouts worth £74,225 between 16 August 2017 and 4 May 2018.

All three defendants sat together in the dock as the two cases were heard one after the other and spoke to confirm their names, addresses, dates of birth and nationalities.

Ms Daly, who is Irish and used a walking stick while Mr Kenneally, who is her partner, said he was English.

Mr Steventon appeared wearing a dark suit and tie and gave his nationality as British.

All three were bailed by District Judge Michael Snow ahead of an appearance at Isleworth Crown Court on 18 June.

Prosecuting, David Davies said it was likely their cases would be linked.

A total of 72 people died as a result of a blaze at the west London block on 14 June 2017.

The fire started through a faulty fridge in the kitchen of a fourth-floor flat in the 24-storey tower.