Police looking for man in connection with two bus arsons

Burn out: the bus was severely damaged after a fire when the 154 was on route, travelling from Croydon to Morden.No one was hurt

The Metropolitan Police has released a photograph of a man they want to question in relation to two arson attacks on buses in south London, one of which gutted the entire top deck, causing more than £200,000-worth of damage.

That offence, the police say, happened at around 8pm on Friday, 8 October.

The top floor of the 154 bus from Croydon to Morden was set alight while it was travelling down Mollison Drive, South Beddington.

The driver evacuated the bus after they became aware of the fire, no injuries were reported.

Wanted for questioning: CCTV footage taken just before one of the bus fires

Police also want to speak to the man in connection with an arson on a 154 bus that occurred on Sunday, October 3.

A small fire was discovered at the rear of a bus that was travelling from West Croydon to Morden.

This fire was extinguished before serious damage occurred.

Officers from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.

“Anyone who recognises this man, or any witnesses or people who have information that could assist the investigation are asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD8509/08OCT.”

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.


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