TikTok Stars The Smith family WAS arson and did NOT start to burn, police say

A TikTok family with millions of followers, whose home was destroyed in an alleged arson attack, was trolled on social media and held responsible for the fire, police said.

The Smithy Family, which has around 2.6 million followers on the social media platform, saw their semi-detached house in Welling in south-east London destroyed in a devastating inferno earlier this year.

Since the fire, the family of five have “received baseless allegations on social media that they are responsible,” investigators said.

Met police yesterday said the family are not suspects and the fire is being treated as arson.

TikTok stars The Smithy Family (pictured is the family’s father, Nick), whose home was destroyed in an alleged arson attack, was trolled on social media and blamed for the fire, police said

The Met Police said yesterday the family (pictured) are not suspects and the fire is being treated as arson

CCTV footage showed how two suspects had set a Ford S-Max on fire on the night of July 14 between 10.30 p.m. and 11 p.m. while driving in front of the house with a milk carton filled with gasoline.

Nick Smith – described by neighbors as a “pest in the vest” – and his family believe their home was set on fire because of their newfound social media fame.

He said at the time that he and his family will never be able to live in the house again because they fear that they will be attacked.

In the weeks leading up to the attack, “jealous haters” of the fire sent “95 takeaways and prostitutes” to the family after their address was leaked online.

The fire broke out on July 14th at 10:45 p.m. The flames and heat from the blazing car destroyed the front door and damaged some windows, while the smoke blackened the entire front of the property

The family’s “funny” and “heartwarming” videos have drawn a huge following since Mr. Smith joined TikTok a few years ago – but have attracted unwanted attention ever since.

Nick Smith, 33, said at the time of the fire that some people were “trying to get fame” on social media for burning down their house – where his partner Jess was born.

Neighbors came to the family when the fire broke out and helped get their two daughters and the six-week-old boy to safety over the garden fence.

Despite the severity of the fire, no one was injured and arrests have not yet taken place, the police said.

Shocking camera phone footage – received from MailOnline – showed the family’s car burning in their driveway when mini-explosions can be heard

Investigators again called this week for anyone to report who has information about the arson attack.

Detective Sergeant Danny Banks of the Met’s Serious and Complex Investigations Unit said, “The victims of this incident are known on social media and have endured extremely excruciating ordeal, not least because they lost their homes but have since faced unfounded allegations as well have. ”on social media that they are responsible for this incident.

“I am pleased to announce that you do not support or support our investigation. It is important that we hear from anyone with information. ‘

A Fiat Punto police who wanted to track down as part of the investigation has now been removed from the investigation.

Anyone with information can call the police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and get CAD 8350/14. Specify July.

Social media users were furious after Nick (pictured above), 33, posted a video laughing while riding a jet ski and asking, “What are you doing, eh?”

Information can also be submitted anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.

It comes after The Smithy Family was beaten up for buying a jet ski after fans of their videos raised £ 50,000 to repair their fire-ravaged home.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the family and has raised £ 50,000 – of which £ 30,000 will be donated to a variety of fundraisers and charities.

But social media users were furious after Nick posted a video laughing while riding around on a jet ski and asking, “What are you doing, eh?”

The clip was posted on the Smithy Family’s TikTok site, where they have garnered over 3.3 million followers by uploading videos of their exploits.

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Father Nick Smith and partner Jess shared funny videos from their children Amelia, 6 and Isabella, 9.

Jess’ half-brother Jack (16) also appears regularly in the videos, as does Nick’s son Ben (13).

He started the account when his daughter said it was “too embarrassing” to appear on her TikTok, so he had to create his own.

Mr Smith – who suffers from ADHD – used his regular posting schedule of around 15 videos a day to keep him locked down in focus and on a steady routine.

The family was so popular that Mr. Smith was able to quit his job as a construction worker to social media all day.

They share clips from family life, along with sketches. Her TikTok bio says, “Life is what you make of it, so do it well.”

Mr Smith did not reveal how much the family made, but did admit that the income from their Facebook page alone is more than he made as a builder.

The Smiths also use their platform to raise money for charity.

Over Christmas they raised £ 60,000 worth of gifts for the Salvation Army.

You now have 2.5 million followers on TikTok.

In the video reported by The Sun, Nick says, “To the people who are so caught up in my life and so concerned about what I do or how I spend my money, if you don’t focus on your own life we’re through hell and gone back.

“We’re still smiling. We still push forward, we still work, we still make money, and we still smile and enjoy life.

‘What are you doing? What are you doing what? ‘

Then he laughs in front of the camera and yells, “Negative people only get negative things in life. Don’t be a negative person. ‘

One TikTok user commented, “He laughs at everyone who has donated to him.”

Another wrote: “Wow, I regret donating now. Can I have my 50 pounds back, please? ‘

And a third added, “Couldn’t pay for home renovations but can buy a jet ski! I’m sorry to all of the people who donated to the GoFundMe page. ‘

However, in another video released today, Nick and Jess said they are giving away a large amount of the money that will be donated to other charities.

They told the followers, “As you know, £ 47,000 was raised on our behalf after the fire. We are very grateful and grateful for everyone who donated.

“Although we did not ask for it, we are passing it on to other causes and charities.

“We did £ 13,000 to a family who lost everything in a fire in Croydon.

“We did £ 6,900 and stuff to MS society too. And you all selected and commented on the Azaylia Foundation, to which we donated this morning. ‘

The family decided to leave TikTok following the alleged arson attack, but have since rejoined the popular Chinese social media site.

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