Lancaster Road arson suspect faces new charge

Lancaster Road arson suspect faces new charge

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Justin Burns

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Lancaster Road arson suspect faces new charge

A suspect from Pinkneys Green in Maidenhead appeared at Slough Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with two counts of arson.

Malcolm Simpson, of Lancaster Road, is accused of setting alight a Mitzubishi truck outside a property in his road at 11.45pm on Tuesday night.

Police had to cordon off the road after the blaze.

Simpson also faced a charge of setting fire to an empty terraced house in the early hours of May 24 in Lancaster Road.

The 67-year-old will stand trial at Reading Crown Court on January 7.

He has been remanded in custody.

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