13-year old charged after Lewisham bus blaze

A 13-year-old boy has admitted setting a double-decker bus on fire in Lewisham at the weekend. No-one was harmed in the fire, but the blaze outside the Glassmill Leisure Centre destroyed the vehicle. The Standard reports:

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, from Bromley, pleaded guilty today at Bromley Youth Court to a charge of arson with intent to endanger life. He has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced next month.

Police were called to Loampit Vale in Lewisham shortly after 6pm on Friday after a fire broke out on the top deck of a number 208 bus before it later burst into flames.

Thanks to Joe for the spot.


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