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Ten charged with arson offences across Barnet

Friday, 16 September, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ten people have been charged with conspiracy to commit arson across Barnet, including six counts of arson that closed the M1 motorway in April.

The M1 motorway was closed in both directions because of the fires.

A seven mile stretch of the M1 had to be forced shut because an elevated section had been so badly damaged due to a fire in a near by scrap yard.

The closure dirupted travel plans for thousands of football fans travelling from Manchester, Bolton and Stoke for two semi-final FA cup matches at Wembley and other visiting London for the London Marathon.

All ten have been charged and released on bail to appear at Hendon Magistrates Court on Tuesday 20th September. All the offences date from a period from 12 April to 16 April.

The charged are:

Luke Matthews, 18 (12/5/93), of Richmond Court, Hatfield, Herts is charged with conspiracy to commit three acts of arson (including the M1 fire).

Johno Johnson, 18 (13/7/93), of Millfield Road, Edgware is charged with conspiracy to commit five acts of arson (including the M1 fire).

A 17- year-old male youth from Edgware is accused of conspiracy to commit five acts of arson (including the M1 fire).

A 15-year-old male youth from Harrow is accused of conspiracy to commit five acts of arson (including the M1 fire).

A 14-year-old male youth from Edgware is accused of conspiracy to commit one act of arson.

A 15-year-old male youth from Edgware is accused of conspiracy to commit five acts of arson (including the M1 fire).

A 17-year-old male youth from Edgware is accused of conspiracy to commit five acts of arson (including the M1 fire).

Damien John McQueen, 18, of Harcourt Avenue, Edgware is charged with conspiracy to commit two acts of arson.

Hannah Louise Parker, 18, of Symphony Close, Edgware is charged with conspiracy to commit two acts of arson.

A 17-year-old youth from Edgware is charged with conspiracy to commit two acts of arson.

Editor’s note: the law prevents us from naming U18s charged with a crime.

Image via bovinity, Flickr.

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