Thurrock Man Charged Over Petrol Station Arson

A man has been charged with trying to set fire to a petrol station in Stanford-le-Hope.

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Police officers were called to reports of a man "tampering with a petrol pump and trying to set fire to the nozzle" at the BP on London Road at around 1am on Saturday.

Essex Police said: "Officers were quickly on scene and arrested a man.

"Glen Squibb 25, of Digby Road, Corringham was charged with attempted arson with intent to endanger life, possessing cannabis, possessing a knife in public and also with assaulting a member of staff at the petrol station.

"He was bailed to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on October 23."

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