33-year-old woman charged in alleged arson in parking lot of east London fast food restaurant

A 33-year-old woman is facing several charges in connection to an alleged arson incident in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in east London earlier this week.

London police responded to the scene just before midnight Monday for reports of a vehicle fire in the parking lot of the McDonald’s near Hamilton Road and Highbury Avenue.

Details remain scarce, but police said investigators determined a woman had lit a newspaper and tossed it under two parked vehicles.


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The vehicles were unoccupied at the time and no injuries were reported, but one of the vehicles sustained minor damage in the incident.

On Thursday, police announced that a 33-year-old woman had been charged in the case. She faces three charges, including arson causing damage to property, attempt to commit an indictable offence and failure to comply with a recognizance.

She is expected to appear in court Thursday.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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