The sick TikToker who filmed police pulling Nicola Bulley's body from the River Wyre and then shared it online has served time in the notorious Wormwood Scrubs prison in the past.
Curtis Arnold – a 34-year-old body builder who runs a barber's in Kidderminster – has a string of criminal convictions to his name including burglary, fraud, drink driving and perverting the course of justice, The Sun has uncovered.
He was also sent behind bars in 2018 for tricking women into taking gym pictures.
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Arnold's conviction for fraud by false representation came after he posed in London gyms as a fitness modelling agent who needed women to promote a firm's leggings.
He subsequently shared sexualised photos and videos of the duped gym goers on social media to sell his own fitness products.
Arnold, who is single, was not the most popular inmate at Wormwood Scrubs either with one source revealing to The Sun: "He was very narcissistic and would regularly try to manipulate female staff, especially education staff. He was slimy and would tell them they were beautiful or he preferred them over another officer.
"He would say very inappropriate things and would ask for their mobile numbers and ask to see them outside of the prison. But when he started asking female staff to smuggle in phones and drugs for him, it all went down on his report."
Arnold subsequently lost his job as a reception orderly at the prison.
Also speaking to The Sun, the ex-con argued his criminal convictions "have nothing to do" with the Nicola Bulley case and are "old news" and added that "it wasn't young women" he was taking snaps of in gyms.
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Arnold's distasteful eight-minute clip has been viewed almost a million times and earned him an estimated £1,000 in royalties, although he also admitted to The Sun: "Perhaps it was a step too far, but at the time the main media were rushing over there to film it and I just presumed that, yeah, great I can just get what they're getting because a lot of people want to watch.
"But in hindsight perhaps I shouldn't have posted that video, I have removed it, but I can't take it back."
On the condemnation he has received since being exposed as the publisher of the video, he claimed: "I've had my house damaged, my car damaged, my workplace damaged, I've been assaulted, I've had death threats, I've had all sorts of drama."
Arnold reportedly made five, six-hour round trips from his home to St Michael's on Wyre in 10 days to film footage for his online following.
During the video, there is a shot where police officers appear to be lifting up a body bag.
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