Man, 27, charged after a homeless man was set on fire outside Harpurhey Shopping Centre

Manchester Evening News Incident 3 weeks ago

A man has been charged after a homeless man's clothing and sleeping bag were torched.

Lewis Crabtree, of no fixed abode, has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

The 27-year-old has also been charged with three shoplifting offences.

Crabtree is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Thursday, November 21.

Police were called to reports of a serious assault of a 26-year-old man at the Harpurhey Shopping Centre on Sunday, November 17.

 

The victim did not suffer any injuries, but his clothing was damaged by the blaze.


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