Man arrested after 3am fire on Caledonian Sleeper [Scotsman]

Date: 27/01/2017

A man was arrested early today after allegedly setting fire to luggage on a Caledonian Sleeper train. Other passengers were moved to a different carriage on the Scotland-London train after the fire was tackled by train staff. British Transport Police (BTP) said the alarm was raised around 3am as the train was passing Lockerbie. It said a 21-year-old man was arrested when the train reached Carlisle. Train staff extinguished the fire before firefighters arrived at the station and the train continued to London, arriving more than one hour late. The carriage involved was in a section of the train from Aberdeen which had been combined with carriages from Fort William and Inverness at Waverley Station in Edinburgh en route. [From Mark Bartlett]

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Man arrested after 3am fire on Caledonian Sleeper


A man was arrested early today after allegedly setting fire to luggage on a Caledonian Sleeper train.

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