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Police arrest man and teen after two homeless people were set on FIRE

Police arrest man, 22, and a 17-year-old girl after two homeless people were set on FIRE as they slept in suspected deliberate arson attacks

  • Croydon police have arrested a man, 22, and a girl, 17, suspected of arson attacks
  • Two homeless men were set on fire early on Monday as they slept 
  • They were treated by the London Ambulance Service for minor burns 

Police officers have arrested a man, 22, and a girl, 17, after two homeless people were set on fire as they slept in suspected deliberate arson attacks. 

The two incidents were reported in the area of George Street and Surrey Street in Croydon, south London, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Two men were treated by the London Ambulance Service for minor burns.

Police officers have arrested a man, 22, and a girl, 17, after two homeless people were set on fire as they slept in suspected deliberate arson attacks. The two incidents were reported, one in the area of George Street, Croydon (pictured)

Sleeping bags and other property were also set alight. 

The 22-year-old man, named Montel Nowhia-Job, and a 17-year-old girl were stopped by police on George Street and Surrey Street in Croydon and arrested. 

Nowhia-Job was charged on Wednesday with attempted GBH with intent and arson with intent. 

He appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. 

The other reported arson incident was Surrey street, Croydon, south London (pictured). The two men attacked were treated by the London Ambulance Service for minor burns

The other reported arson incident was Surrey street, Croydon, south London (pictured). The two men attacked were treated by the London Ambulance Service for minor burns 

The 17-year-old girl was released on bail until a date in July. 

Detectives believe others may have been targeted and are appealing for any other victims to come forward. 

Anyone with information concerning this incident is request to call police on 101 quoting reference 1018/10 June or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111. 

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