Three women charged with Newington Green arson

Three women appeared in court yesterday (January 4) charged with arson following a fire in Newington Green.

The blaze started at around 1.20am on December 30 in a non-residential building on Green Lanes.

About 10 people were in the building, one of whom suffered burnt hands and was treated at the scene.

The fire was put out by the time fire fighters arrived.

The incident is the fourth suspected firebomb attack in the Islington area since the start of November.

Three women, aged 28, 25 and 20, appeared at Thames Magistrates Court charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

They were remanded in custody to reappear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on March 13.