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TikToker who filmed Nicola Bulley’s body being removed from river is targeted by angry locals

Curtis Arnold, 34, from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, posted a video of Nicola Bulley's body being removed from the River Wyre in Lancashire.

Grade One Barbers, in Kidderminster, Worcs, which was the target of a graffiti attack.  March 1, 2023.  Angry locals have targeted a barber shop linked to the ghoul who filmed police removing Nicola Bulley's body from a river.   See SWNS story SWLSbulley.  Hairdresser Curtis Arnold, 34, made almost £1,000 in royalties by posting footage of officers recovering the tragic mum-of-two from the River Wyre in Lancashire.  Since being exposed, the controversial TikToker has faced an angry backlash from members of the public who have now targeted a business where he worked. Grade One Barbers, in Kidderminster, Worcs., was daubed in graffiti with giant letters spelling out the word “N**CE!”.
A barber shop linked to a TikToker who posted a video of Nicola Bulley's body being removed from a river has been targeted by vandals. (SWNS)

A barber shop linked to a TikToker who filmed police removing Nicola Bulley's body from a river has been vandalised by locals.

Hairdresser Curtis Arnold, 34, from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, has boasted of making almost £1,000 from YouTube alone for posting videos about the case.

He posted one video which showed police recovering Bulley's body from the River Wyre in Lancashire, three weeks after the 45-year-old mortgage adviser and mother-of-two went missing.

A business where he used to work has since been targeted by vandals.

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The body of Nicola Bulley was found last month after a three-week search. (PA)
FILE PICTURE - A search the River Wyre, Lancashire, at the time when Nicola Bulley was missing.  Angry locals have targeted a barber shop linked to the ghoul who filmed police removing Nicola Bulley's body from a river.   See SWNS story SWLSbulley.  Hairdresser Curtis Arnold, 34, made almost £1,000 in royalties by posting footage of officers recovering the tragic mum-of-two from the River Wyre in Lancashire.  Since being exposed, the controversial TikToker has faced an angry backlash from members of the public who have now targeted a business where he worked. Grade One Barbers, in Kidderminster, Worcs., was daubed in graffiti with giant letters spelling out the word “N**CE!”.
The body of Nicola Bulley was discovered along the River Wyre in Lancashire. (SWNS)

The outside of Grade One Barbers in Kidderminster was daubed with graffiti at the weekend.

When the shop was contacted for comment, Arnold answered and said he no longer worked there.

"It's not really fair on the owner," he said.

"The name of the shop is very well known. I've only been there a short time".

Some of the graffiti had been removed by Thursday afternoon but the shop was empty.

One local resident, who did not want to be named, said: "I noticed it there at the start of the week but to be honest I didn't know he worked there.

"I knew he was local but somebody has obviously taken exception to his behaviour and took matters into their own hands to make a point.

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"You can't agree with what he did but it's not nice to see this."

Arnold is behind the Curtis Media account on TikTok, YouTube and Facebook and posted a number of videos about the Nicola Bulley case.

He had previously posted footage of a "possible burial site" while the Lancashire Police search was still underway.

Arnold claimed the response to his videos has had a "devastating impact" on his life.

In a recent video on his channel, he said: “I’ve been assaulted, I’ve had my workplace damaged, I’ve had my car damaged.

Grade One Barbers, in Kidderminster, Worcs, which was the target of a graffiti attack.  March 1, 2023.  Angry locals have targeted a barber shop linked to the ghoul who filmed police removing Nicola Bulley's body from a river.   See SWNS story SWLSbulley.  Hairdresser Curtis Arnold, 34, made almost £1,000 in royalties by posting footage of officers recovering the tragic mum-of-two from the River Wyre in Lancashire.  Since being exposed, the controversial TikToker has faced an angry backlash from members of the public who have now targeted a business where he worked. Grade One Barbers, in Kidderminster, Worcs., was daubed in graffiti with giant letters spelling out the word “N**CE!”.
A barber shop in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, connected to a TikToker who posted videos about the Nicola Bulley case. (SWNS)

"I’ve had people come to the house, I’ve had my personal address posted all over Facebook and shared. Safe to say I've learned my lesson."

Arnold apologised for posting the video showing Bulley's body being removed by police.

He claims to have anonymously donated "five times the amount" his video made in online royalties to Bulley's family.

He said: "It can't have been a nice thing for them to have seen and I'm sorry about that."

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