2:19pm Wednesday 29th February 2012
By Crime Reporter
A 23-YEAR-OLD man is set to appear in crown court accused of setting fire to a train.
Martin Booker has been charged with arson following an incident on a train between Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction on February 2.
CCTV released by British Transport Police showed a man setting fire to a pile of newspapers in a carriage.
The carriage filled with smoke and the train had to be taken out of service.
Booker, from South Norwood, first appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on February 25 charged with arson with intent to recklessly endanger life.
He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court next Wednesday (March 7).
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