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Bungling man fumbles firebomb after 'massive argument' in street in west London
15 June 2023, 10:50
A man appeared to drop a firebomb on himself in shocking footage filmed in a street in west London.
The man, in a red t-shirt, was seen holding a flaming object before running across a street in Neasden.
He tries to throw the device over a fence in Gresham Road but it drops at his feet - before fire spreads on the pavement.
One resident told the Evening Standard: “I just saw there was a massive argument happening but I don’t know what it was over. I stayed well back.”
A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “We were called by the Metropolitan Police to an incident on Gresham Road in Neasden this morning.
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only in neasden would this be happening at 8am. pic.twitter.com/9fFGdJNiOB— jas ✩ (@jasminefuller_) June 14, 2023
“The Brigade was called at 8.22am and the incident was over for firefighters by 8.34am.
“A crew from Willesden Fire Station attended the scene.”
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 8.15am on Wednesday, 14 June to Gresham Road, NW10.
“A man was reported to have thrown petrol at a car before attempting to set it alight. A man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and assault on an emergency worker.No reports of any injuries.Enquiries are ongoing.”