A TIKTOK ghoul who duped police and covertly filmed Nicola Bulley's body is still posting heartless videos about her disappearance.
Curtis Arnold was yesterday unmasked as the social media sleuth who shared grim footage of police retrieving the mum-of-two from the River Wyre, Lancashire, more than three weeks after she went missing.
He also barged into the official press area with a GoPro strapped to his chest to get content for TikTok and YouTube – despite being a barber with no journalistic credentials.
Ignoring widespread outrage at the vile clips, Arnold is continuing to post about the case online.
His latest video includes gross speculation about the mortgage adviser's death while visiting where she was discovered on February 19.
The Sun has chosen not to share its title or content out of respect to Nicola's family.
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But the 25-minute clip has already been viewed more than 60,000 times.
Arnold, 34, is a hairdresser from the West Midlands who claims to offer "media and journalism done differently".
He hides his identity online, careful not to appear on camera and sometimes using a picture of Nicola's partner Paul Ansell as his profile image.
But yesterday he was identified as the sick social media user behind several videos about the tragic mum.
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The powerlifter makes regular six-hour round trips from his Worcestershire home to St Michael's on Wyre to acquire content for his channels under the guise of helping the investigation.
He has so far earned almost £1,000 by covering the case.
Arnold's most disturbing video from the village shows him tricking cops into letting him into the cordon on the day Nicola's body was found by claiming that he needed to return to his parked car and saying that he was from Blackpool.
As dozens of officers gather and a police helicopter and drone hover overhead, Arnold is asked to leave the area.
But the video then cuts to Arnold filming covertly as officers lift what appears to be a body bag at the water's edge.
Shocked viewers laid into Arnold for his blatant disrespect for Nicola's grieving relatives.
One person commented: "This is disgraceful."
Another wrote: "You need your head looking at filming this. Her children will see this one day you vile man."
He also shared a video of the ashen-faced couple in shock after finding 45-year-old Nicola in reeds.
And he previously recorded a "possible burial site" in woodland near where Nicola was last seen on January 27 and headlined a string of videos with outrageous smears against her partner Paul.
Arnold, whose ambition is to "make a good living" from YouTube full-time, gleefully revealed the £716.06 in royalties that he made from the platform alone, adding: "It is probably £900 by now but it takes a while to come through."
Someone close to him described him as "willing to do anything for more views to make money".
Experts say that social media algorithms encourage and reward controversial content like Arnold's – though TikTok insists that it removes content and accounts that engage in bullying and harassment or otherwise violates its policies.
There have been 400 million views on TikTok alone of videos with the hashtag "NicolaBulley".
Obsessive social media interest in Nicola's disappearance threatens to undermine future missing person investigations, a former police commissioner for Dorset has warned.
Martyn Underhill told The Telegraph: "This is the first missing persons case that’s seen these levels of toxic behaviour on social media.
"It exceeds anything that happened in other cases, such as that of Sarah Everard.
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"My fear is it will set a precedent for future cases, with TikTok detectives descending on the scene with their speculation and misleading theories."
So many sleuths descended on St Michael's on Wyre that, at one point, cops had to issue a 48-hour dispersal order to clear the village of outsiders.
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